This year, unlike any other election year, the city of Madison staffed over half if its polling locations with new poll workers. all of them recruited to fill the gaps left by older generations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

student organizers at the university of Wisconsin-Madison and with local voting organizations across the state recruited over 5,000 poll workers for the November 3rd election. 

“So many young people, pretty much everyone who has come in has been a young person and i’ve been working since three.“

youth energy played a significant role in shaping outcomes in the city of Madison, where the voter turnout rate  reached a record high for presidential elections with reaching 84.7%.  

with all eyes on swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania on election night, efficiently run voting wards played a crucial role in shaping the narrative around presidential election outcomes. 

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