Running an election in a pandemic, in 10 steps

WASHINGTON — When the pandemic hit and more than a thousand usual poll workers backed out of working the April primary in Madison, Wisconsin, City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl needed replacements who were available to work late, had customer service skills and knew how to assess a photo ID.Coincidentally, her office also handles licensing for a couple thousand people who fit that description and were out of work because of COVID-19: bartenders.Chad Vogel, who owns three bars on the east side of town, worked at the elementary school that serves as his own neighborhood polling place — and he ran i…

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