By Lauren Victoria Burke
NNPA Correspondent 

More Than a Vote: King James Leads Plans to Increase Poll Workers


October 8, 2020

An effort by pro athletes called More Than a Vote is working to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts has amassed 10,000 volunteers since it began.

State elections officials in many cities have sounded the alarm regarding a shortage of poll workers to handle in-person voting. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused an unexpected problem for local officials. The problem is a bigger issue in Black communities that have far longer wait times to vote than polls in white communities.

The specific plan to increase workers at the polls is called We Got Next. The ef...

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