election voting is about to begin in a month.
is starting earlier than last year due to the pandemic, and County election
officials have begun moving in to bring more and younger poll workers.
and Collin's counties are focusing on recruiting young poll workers as both
counties add mega voting center locations.
to Politicians, this one is the most critical election of our lifetime. North
Texas election officials say the turnout is expected to be very large.
Monday, Collin County commissioners voted to increase poll judges' pay,
alternates, and clerks by a couple of dollars/hour. The county is planning to
come up with mega voting locations. The Allen Event Center will be one of them.
from the Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet suggest that Allen
Event Center will take about 40,000 just during the early voting period.
Sherbet said, "Allen Event center is the biggest location we have, but the
colleges have allowed us to use their conference centers." "Some of
the other buildings that we use, we have the largest room available."
County is also planning to come up with mega voting centers. Its largest
location is the American Airlines Center.
County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said, "AAC is early
voting. We have changed that from Election Day only to early voting."
"We think that will help also. People know where it is. There is
transportation for it."
per Pippins-Poole, the office received about 5,000 applications for poll
workers in the last three weeks. She said, "We see a much younger age than
65. We see that category of 25-35 group."
"We have about 545 students that have applied, and that's pretty
good as early as it is."
says in 2016, about 83 percent of the people who voted in Collin County did it
counties expect early voting to exceed the results of 2016 and 2018, possibly.
said, "This is the first time we've had a major election where we have
vote centers where you can go anywhere in Dallas County and cast your