Wisconsin election officials are telling lawmakers poll workers are essential employees. Clerks across the state are asking that they be vaccinated as soon as possible. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled last year that elections wouldn’t stop despite the coronavirus pandemic. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says there’s no way around it, “there has to be in-person voting.” He has worked four elections during the pandemic – plus November’s recount. McDonell says he has been in the room with hundreds of people for nine days lasting about 14 hours each. The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association is asking to be considered essential workers before the April 6th vote.

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