One man reflects on almost 30 years as an election worker in Virgini

Jimmy Whitney has served as poll worker for almost 30 years in Roanoke. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne)

There are more than 2,000 voting locations across Virginia. And each one is staffed by a handful of dedicated poll workers.

These folks don’t work in elections year round but choose each year to spend a day helping make democracy run.

Mallory Noe-Payne spoke with one man in Roanoke who’s been doing it for almost 30 years. 

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