EBR Election Officials say many volunteers stepping in as poll workers this election season

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With just a few days until Election Day, the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office is busy training hundreds of poll workers.

The originally feared the ongoing pandemic would prevent new staffers from stepping forwards to volunteer.

However, just off the heels of a record-setting early voter turnout, election officials are seeing an influx of new volunteers.

The workers will be managing polling places and also assisting East Baton Rouge Parish voters to make sure their voices are heard.

According to the Clerk of Court’s Office Public Information Officer, Fred Sliman, the total number of new commissioners they have signed up is around 500.

However, not all of the new volunteers are able to work this election.

There are roughly 1700 commissioners that have been assigned to work the election.

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