Dodge County Voters Will See National Guard Presence At Polls

(Juneau) Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson says voters will see members of the Wisconsin National Guard if they go to the polls Tuesday. More than 2,400 citizen soldiers and airmen have mobilized to state activity duty ready to serve as poll workers. Gibson says 18 guard members will assist at local polling areas throughout Dodge County. She says some might not be needed as election workers and will instead keep the polling places clean, open doors for voters or crowd control. Gibson says each guard member is a resident of Dodge County. During yesterday’s appearance on WBEV’s Community, she said each guard member has completed the Wisconsin Elections Commission-provided training for poll workers and other roles at a polling station. WEC developed a series of training videos for chief inspectors, election inspectors, voter registration and new roles like helping with line management and polling station hygiene. Gibson says citizens in Watertown who voted at Marquardt Manor will now do so at city hall and Theresa voters will head to the elementary school rather than the village library. In Beaver Dam, voters who used to cast a ballot at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on West Mackie Street will instead be voting at the Watermark Community Center at 209 South Center Street.

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