(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – A Brennan Center survey of local election officials showed that 11 percent were considering resigning from their jobs before the 2024 election.
The poll released on Tuesday noted that 21 percent of local election officials either started serving in local elections after the 2020 election cycle or are not likely to continue through the 2024 cycle. The turnover rate, according to the researchers, is “equivalent to one to two local election officials leaving office every day since the 2020 election.”
According to the poll, three in four election officials have stated that in recent years they have felt threatened and that the rate of attacks and threats has increased in recent years. Twenty-five percent have stated that the threat level has remained the same, and two percent have stated that it has actually decreased.
51 percent of respondents have stated that they are somewhat or very worried about how threat levels are going to affect retention and recruitment rates. Thirty percent of local election officials have also stated that they have personally felt “abused, harassed, or threatened” because of their work as local election officials.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), chair of the Senate Rules Committee, last month cited a Brennan Center poll from 2022 during a hearing to push for further support for election workers. As he argued, these “public servants” should be able to perform their duties without “fear or intimidation.”
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