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Michigan poll watchers learn what they can and can't do on election day

Oct 27, 2016

Training is underway this week in Michigan for people planning to be poll watchers during next month’s election.

Complaints of rigged voting and voter intimidation have spurred people to volunteer as poll watchers.

Linda Hoff, the president of the League of Women Voters of the Flint area, is training potential poll watchers this week. She stresses poll watchers do just that, watch.

“If they think that poll watching is going to be able to influence whether somebody votes or not, then they have a wrong belief,” says Hoff.

Hoff says the League is training poll watchers to see if there are problems at precincts that may be preventing voters from casting their ballots.