Elderly poll workers in Geneva County concerned over COVID-19, runoff election


GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama’s Republican primary runoff will take place in two weeks, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow on the election process in Geneva County.

There must be four poll workers at each of the county’s 21 precincts, but many of these poll workers are elderly and fear contracting the coronavirus.

Election officials said they’ll have enough workers for the runoff, but they’re more concerned with November’s general election where a record voter turnout is possible.

If you’re a Geneva County resident and interested in working the polls, contact the geneva county probate judge’s office.

Two poll worker informational sessions will be held at the Geneva County Courthouse next Tuesday, July 7.

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