Active shooter training, bulletproof glass among measures to protect election workers ahead of midterms

2022-11-01 14:30:14 By : Ms. lily Xu

Security personnel stand outside of the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office in Tallahassee, Fla., in November 2020. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Some election offices across the country are bolstering their security efforts in anticipation of the midterm elections.

Why it matters: From security guards to bulletproof glass at election offices, the enhanced measures come in response to the increase in threats to election workers during and in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Zoom in: In Flagstaff, Arizona, for instance, an election office will be barricaded by bulletproof glass, and anyone wishing to enter will have to ring a buzzer, Reuters reports.

The big picture: Nearly 1 in 5 local election officials said they were likely to leave their jobs before the 2024 presidential election, according to a report from the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice released in March.

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