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Tennessee launches poll worker recruitment campaign

George Collier, right, signs in to vote at a polling place in the wellness and fitness center of Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
George Collier, right, signs in to vote at a polling place in the wellness and fitness center of Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 8:09 AM EDT
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Tennessee is

to recruit poll workers for the Aug. 6 primary election during pandemic times.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office has named the effort “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” Poll workers must be at least 16 years old or a registered voter if 18 or older, cannot be a candidate or close relative of one, and must be able to read and write in English.

The campaign comes as three Tennessee lawsuits seek to expand to allow all voters to cast ballots by mail during the 2020 election. A court hearing is scheduled on the issue Wednesday.

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