Kansas counties make their own rules on poll worker masks

Kansas counties are making their own rules about whether to require poll workers to wear masks as the public votes. 

Secretary of State Scott Schwab has not issued a mandate requiring masks for poll workers statewide, even though the state spent $1.28 million to buy personal protective equipment for every polling location. Schwab's spokeswoman says every county election office works with its local health department to determine COVID-19 protocols. That's created a patchwork of masking practices around the state. 

While the state's more urban counties generally require poll workers to mask up, rural counties often don't.