Poll Workers Prepare for Long Night Ahead

7 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 02 2010 Nov 2, 2010 Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:16:30 AM CDT November 02, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - Monday afternoon, Boone County polling places received their materials to prepare for Tuesday's general election. Boone County has two central polls, one at the Boone County Government Center on 801 East Walnut and the other one at Black Culture Center at 813 Virginia Ave.

At the government center, crews were waiting to train volunteer workers for Tuesday as of 7 p.m. Those workers have to be back at the center at 4:30 Tuesday morning.

One of these trainers, polling place assistant Scott Schneider, says he's heard of people not leaving the polls until after 2 a.m. Wednesday. Schneider, who's been a temporary worker for two months now, does not want to have to stay that long.

"You know what, I'm just praying we still get out of here still in the p.m." Schneider said.

Polls open at 6 a.m and close at 7 p.m Tuesday.

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