Two cheers for Rep. Larry Wolpert (R–Hilliard) and HB 350, a bill to permit college students to serve as poll workers in the communities where they go to school. The bill would allow students at
Poll-worker shortages have been problematic for some counties over the past few elections. This legislation would help alleviate that problem as well as encourage young citizens to become involved in the political process. The fact is that people age 18-30 do not vote at the same rate as older adults. While college graduates tend to vote in greater numbers than less educated peers, younger Ohioans still vote about half as often as their elders.
HB 350 will receive its second hearing on Thursday, January 10.