HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dauphin County could be facing a shortage of poll workers for the June 2nd primary. The county's Director of Elections and Voter Registration Jerry Feaser says, about 300 poll workers have pulled out from working the primary.
The county is now going through a list of about 1,000 people who have previously signed up to be poll workers, to see if they would be interested in working June 2nd.
"I don't mean to be a "dooms-dayer" but I can fully expect on election morning, we just won't have people show up and the judges who are committed to this are going to do the best they can," said Feaser. "So, we're just going to ask patience of the voters."
On the flip side, Feaser says, about 18 percent of registered voters in the county have requested a mail-in ballot. To date, they've received about 8,000 completed ballots, which is a record high for the county.