When MU received a grant in June to recruit student to work at polling places this fall, Boone County clerk Wendy Noren hoped for about 60 students, and just a few to help out in a test run in Tuesday’s primary.
But after a couple months of recruitment, 320 students responded with interest in the program, said David Valentine, the associate director for public service at the Truman School of Public Affairs. Wendy Noren said she is obviously excited so many students are interested, and that getting their training out of the way this summer should really help come this fall.
So if you’re going to vote tomorrow, look out for an increased number of students at the polls — helping out with computers and performing the regular duties of an election judge. Also, I’ll have a complete story on this matter out Wednesday.