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More than 56,000 Ohioans trained to work the polls for 2020 election

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose made the announcement on Thursday.

OHIO, USA — Less than one week out from the presidential election, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced that a total of 56,789 Ohioans have been trained to work the polls on November 3. 

The number is a happy surplus from the state's original goal of 55,165 workers, meaning the state reached 150% of their minimum pollworker goal. 

The breakdown of workers includes 23,649 Democrats, 20,733 Republicans and 12,407 unaffiliated or minor party poll workers. 

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“Ohioans are stepping up to serve as poll workers this election season at a pace never seen before, showing the world the civic engagement and can-do sense of public service our state has always exemplified,” said LaRose. “We will continue supporting our counties however we can, while holding the bipartisan board of elections accountable, so that voters who haven’t already cast their ballot will have a safe and positive experience at their polling locations next Tuesday.”

While the number exceeds the minimum goal for the state, five counties have yet to meet their personal minimum. Ashtabula, Greene, Jackson, Pike, and Vinton Counties are all still hoping to meet their individual poll worker goal before next Tuesday. 

You can follow the latest Ohio poll worker news and details of each county's breakdown, click here