ARLINGTON, Va. – At the request of their governors, Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard are assisting at polling stations, providing cyber support and conducting logistical missions for the Nov. 3 election.
The National Guard has a long-standing tradition of providing electoral support to state and local authorities. This year, concerns about COVID-19 caused many poll volunteers to stay home, prompting states to ask for help from the National Guard.
Guard members will support polling sites on state active duty status, funded by the state and under the authority of the governor.
Nebraska is one state whose governor authorized the use of its National Guard for election support in May during its primary…