Connecticut election officials and the state bar association are recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers in the upcoming election.
It’s part of a nationwide push from the American Bar Association to use lawyers and law school students to get efficient and accurate election results.
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill spoke — alongside lawyers and elections officials in other states — in a video released by the American Bar Association.
“We are launching a poll worker recruitment among lawyers because lawyers are ideally suited to be poll workers. And this is a tremendous civic duty that we all have to participate.”
Officials say they anticipate a shortage of poll workers due to concerns over COVID-19. Volunteer poll workers tend to be older and could fall into high-risk categories for the virus.