BDN highlights first-year students serving as poll workers

The Bangor Daily News highlighted University of Maine first-year students Jessica Cleary-Reuning and Jacob Chaplin in an editorial thanking poll workers. Chaplin, a political science student, said he was motivated to help at the polls in Orono because of concerns about the effects of COVID-19 on older people. “I think a lot of younger people are more politically aware this year between the schools closing down and the nationwide protests,” he said. “They’re seeing the pandemic play out right in front of them.”