With one month to go before Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election, Westmoreland County officials said they are in need of poll workers at numerous locations throughout the county.
Westmoreland County Director of Elections Beth Lechman said a large number of the county’s usual workers are opting out due to concerns regarding COVID-19.“We’re looking for younger members of the population, college students, high school students, that would be willing to work the polls along with our experienced workers,” Lechman said
Lechman said the county has been told all polling locations will be eligible to open, something that will help cut down on potential lines and delays.
“It’s a trickle-down effect on the whole process,” County Commissioner Sean Kertes said. “We’re trying to do our due diligence to protect the voters and protect the poll workers as much as possible.”