Old enough to volunteer
ABBY JOHNSON, 16, volunteered at the polls in Starksboro Tuesday. She spent the last three months volunteering for the startup Poll Hero Project, a student-driven effort to recruit young people around the country to become poll workers. “Looking at the huge lack of poll workers three months ago, the fear that polling stations literally wouldn’t open, and with voter suppression, and just how hard it is to vote in this country, I thought this would be a good way to get started,” she said.
Independent photo/Megan James