07/29/2020- The COVID-19 crisis is putting a strain on poll worker resources in Wisconsin. The state is in need of residents willing to serve as poll workers for both the August 11th and November 3rd elections. The risk of contracting the coronavirus has many veteran poll workers opting to sit this election year out, so the Badger state is calling on younger citizens to step up. Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic many municipalities are looking for extra volunteers to assist with running the election. Poll workers do everything from check-in voters, help people register to vote, check photo IDs,and process absentee ballots and local clerks provide volunteers with training prior to the election. Those interested can get more information or contact their municipal clerk through myvote.wi.gov or email them directly with “Poll Worker Applicant” in the subject line along with few words about their interest and their contact information.