Ga. poll workers deliver ballots after being pulled from crashed car by Jaws of Life, officials say

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. — Poll workers make sure your vote is counted by any means necessary, even if that means escaping a crashed car.

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On Tuesday, two Lowndes County poll workers were on their way to drop off voting machine memory cards to the elections office.

Officials said the memory cards were to be uploaded to the Election Night Reporting System.

There are two sets of results. One is transported by a team of two and the other matching/duplicate set is taken by the poll manager and assistants.


The two workers were involved in a car crash at the intersection of Gornto Road and Woodrow Wilson Drive in Valdosta, blocks away from their office.

According to election officials, they had to be taken out using the Jaws of Life.

Another board member came to the scene of the accident and was able to take control of the election cards, and get them uploaded.

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Both poll workers declined to be transported to the hospital for medical treatment. As of Wednesday, one of the workers is seeking treatment. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

Authorities have not confirmed the cause of the crash or what led up to it.


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