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Berks poll workers gearing up for Election Day

Published On: Oct 09 2013 09:50:17 AM CDT

Poll workers are brushing up on their skills ahead of the election on Nov. 5.

BERN TWP., Pa. -

Poll workers are brushing up on their skills ahead of the election on Nov. 5.

Poll workers in Berks County will ask voters for a photo ID on Election Day, but an ID will not be required to vote, officials said.

Workers will also hand out pamphlets about the uncertain future of Pennsylvania's voter ID law. A judge ruled that voters will not have to show IDs in November.

Poll workers said sessions like the one in Bern Township on Tuesday are beneficial.

"You get told things that you might have forgotten since the last election, and you take a few notes and then you remember so that at 6:00 in the morning you're not saying, 'Oh my goodness, what do I do now?'" said MaryAnn Wert, judge of elections.

Some 1,200 people are needed on Election Day in Berks County. Workers earn around $100 for the day.

To get involved, contact the election services office at 610-478-6490.