Elections are run by community members, giving up their day to help keep the wheels of democracy spinning. It’s often retirees who work the polls. But this year, the pandemic has made it dangerous for older citizens to work on the frontline with the public. Today, I attended a training session for poll workers in Revere, where I’ll be volunteering. (Actually, it’s paid, but I won’t accept the money.) Revere was hard hit by the pandemic so it’d be best for older workers to stay home.