VIDEO: An (election) day in the life of a poll worker
August 3, 2010 | 6:48 p.m. CDT
At 4:30 a.m., MU student Joanna Witte, 21, and Bob Boston, 67, began setting up the polling station at the Columbia Public Library. The poll workers are expected to stay until their ballots are turned in to the county clerk sometime after 7 p.m. Despite the generation gap, these veteran poll workers said they put in the long hours at the polls for the same reason: to serve the public.
As Boone County poll workers, Joanna Witte, 21, and Bob Boston, 67, will spend more than 12 hours at their designated polling place, assisting citizens as they cast their votes. Both said they put in the long hours in order to serve the public.