Next Avenue: Here’s one way to do your part for democracy

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

As Deputy Commissioner of Elections for Linn County, Iowa, Rebecca Stonawski is tracking hundreds of details to prepare for Election Day in November, when voters living in the greater Cedar Rapids area, like those in the rest of the nation, will mark their ballots.

One of those tasks on her to-do list is sending a card to congratulate a 90-year-old woman on her big birthday. The recipient is the oldest and longest-serving poll worker in the county.

“I think she’s been at it for 40 years. We appreciate it when people keep coming back and we’re glad when they feel that connected,” said Stonawski.

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