Secretary of state reflects on Election Day as poll worker

BOISE - Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he has a new appreciation for county clerks and election staff after spending two days as a poll worker in northern Idaho.

Denney said Thursday that he's open to spending another election day working the polls in the future.

Nez Perce County Clerk Patty Weeks invited Denney to learn firsthand how election staffers work the polls and count ballots earlier this year. This is the first election Denney had ever spent as a poll worker.

Denney was sworn in with other poll workers on Monday. He worked in the county's largest precincts by spending most of the day accepting ballots and announcing the names of the residents who voted. Denney added that only a handful of voters recognized him as the state's top election chief.

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