The nation’s oldest poll worker honored

Laura Wooten and N.J. State Democratic Committee John Currie

She has worked the polls continuously on election day for 79 years

By Linn Washington
PRINCETON, N.J.–The oldest poll worker in the USA — who has worked the polls on election days continuously for 79 years — is Laura Wooten, 97, of Princeton, New Jersey.
Ms Wooten was honored with a Trailer Blazer Award  Friday during the 2018 New Jersey State Democratic Committee Conference in Atlantic City.
New Jersey  Gov. Phil Murphy credited Wooten as a “moral voice of the state” during his remarks at that Democratic Conference event where Wooten was honored.
 New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne Jr. was so impressed with her years of service he announced he would acknowledge her on the floor of the Congress this coming week so that her electoral service will be memorialized in the Congressional Record.


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