Pennington County looks to get more election workers

2020 General Election: Fear of shortage of poll workers due to coronavirus
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 5:21 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Election day is only a week away. Pennington County has had over 10,000 early absentee voters.

Due to the election, COVID-19 has brought on concerns that there might be a shortage of poll workers on election day.

Over 18,000 ballots are already counted. Cindy Mohler, Pennington County Auditor, says it will be a busy election, but they are prepared.

“Because people have been talking about this, we’ve had more people call and volunteer to work the poles than we have ever had, so I think we have a pretty good reserve of people. If the poll workers call and say they have contracted coronavirus, we have a good reserve to draw from,” Mohler said.

Election day is Nov. 3. Polling centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more voting information, go here.

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