Local election boards need poll workers, and the commissioners in charge of them are asking residents to consider taking on the job.

Nationally, poll workers are typically hard to come by, and locally it’s no different. In Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, board of elections commissioners universally said they were worried about securing the required number of what New York calls “elections inspectors” for the upcoming primary elections in August, and again in November. In Lewis County, where the BOE also administers village and school board elections throughout the year, the issue is even more distinct.

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