Wausau man has dedicated decades to working elections

Published: Feb. 20, 2018 at 6:36 PM CST
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Ron Roloff is an expert at running the polls in Wausau.

He has been working elections for 38 years and still takes a day off work to make sure he can help with primaries and regular election dates.

"I just think that it's a civic duty and we need people to work polls and that, a lot of people that do are older and that and I started off younger,” Roloff said.

Roloff got his passion for working elections from his mother.

"My mom was a poll worker and when I was younger she got me involved,” Roloff said.

So, even on slower days where there’s only one or two things on the ballot, he thinks it’s vital that people get out and vote.

"Well, you're still making a difference because in this case we have three candidates going to the supreme court and one is not going to make it in, so we're dividing it up for two people,” Roloff said.

Roloff has gotten to know the regular voters at his assigned locations and hopes that his love of elections and voting is contagious.

"The American way of life is to vote and that's how we get people in and make changes,” Roloff said.