Poll Workers Hall of Fame honors dozens who serve democracy

Published: Jul. 12, 2018 at 9:28 PM CDT
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Dozens of people who make our vote count were honored on Thursday.

From draftees to volunteers, 30 people were inducted into the Nebraska Poll Worker Hall of Fame. Most who were honored had 25 years of service. Some, had more than 32 years.

Douglas County Elections Commissioner, Brian Kruse, handed each of the inductees a certificate and thanked them for their hard work.

Kruse said their hard work is the "backbone of democracy."

"Poll workers across the nation are the backbone of our democracy, the backbone of fair and honest elections and definitely the backbone of elections done here in Douglas County. On behalf of the elections staff and the voters of Douglas County, we thank all of these poll workers for all of their many, many years of service," said Kruse.

Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, established the state's Poll Worker Hall of Fame in 2006 to recognize those who have dedicated a minimum of 20 years of service to the Elections Office.