College students trained to man the polls across Hampton Roads

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Posted on November 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 2 at 5:51 PM

WILLIAMSBURG – Dozens of college students across Hampton Roads are manning the polls this Election Day, thanks to a federal training grant.

60 students from Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Regent University and William & Mary were out at 5:30 a.m., trained through the Tidewater Roots Poll Project run by William and Mary Law School’s Election Law program.

Voting technology is changing and the process is going to require election workers who are more comfortable with computers. That means the next generation, W&M officials said.

 

They received thorough training, including technical sessions offered by Registrars of the counties they're serving.

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