Voting Amid COVID-19, Wisconsin Relies On DIY Safety Measures : NPR
Thousands of poll workers in Wisconsin have been put in the unenviable position of deciding whether to do their job on Election Day or stay safe at home.
Daina Zemliauskas was scheduled to be a chief inspector at her polling place in Madison and said she was brought to tears by the decision.
“I feel guilty. I wanted to hold out,” Zemliauskas said. “But, of course, the risk was just too great.”
She spent three excruciating hours writing a resignation email to her city clerk. Zemliauskas said the response she got back was “terse,” but she understands clerks are under incredible stress right now.
“I thought, why should I put myself, my family and my community at risk?” she said. “You know, this is just outrageous. It’s madness.”
No by mail voting is allowed in many states. Why not?