Leonard Kraus has been a poll worker for “seven or eight” of the nine years he has lived in Worcester. He has been the Warden at Worcester Technical High School, the only remaining polling station located in a Worcester school, since it opened in 2006. And during his time manning the ballot box, he hasn’t witnessed too many busy presidential elections, never mind mid-term elections.
“To have a line is a big deal” said Kraus as he sat back in the bustling school lobby full of students heading to lunch and a handful of voters looking to cast their ballots in this mid-term election.
With 117 votes out of a possible 1,552 as of 11:22 a.m. may not seem like a lot, but Kraus has seen slower days.