Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Student Poll Worker Bill Passes House Floor

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously (94-0) passed the Student Poll Worker Bill (HB 350), sponsored by Rep. Larry Wolpert (R - Hilliard). The bill would allow up to two high school students to work as poll workers in their hometown. It would also permit college students to work in the precinct in which they attend school. Current law allows students to work as election officials only in the precinct where they are registered. The bill was previously voted out of the House State Government Committee unanimously. It is expected to be referred to the Senate for consideration within the next week.

- Dustin A. Holfinger