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October 19th, 2004

Working the Polls

This election day, I’ve decided to work the polls. So, from 5am until 9:30pm—that’s 16 1/2 hours—I’ll be trapped at a local polling location helping set up machines, check people in, etc. etc. etc. Best of all, I’ll get to spend some quality time with the area’s spicy seniors.

I realize, based on past visits to the polls, that I’ll probably be the youngest person there by several decades, but it should be an interesting experience, nevertheless. I have a couple hour training session at the end of this month (at a senior center, no less!) and will cast my absentee ballot at the time and then have to show up by 5am on November 2nd. I do get paid (though it’s not exactly a king’s ransom), but my workplace doesn’t consider it a day of community service so I have to take a vacation day.

Has anyone here ever worked the polls?

Posted in Politics

FROM: cate
DATE: Tuesday October 19, 2004 -- 11:44:33 am
back when I was an idealistic teen, I signed up to work the polls (you know, if that was spoken and not written, I would sound like a stripper) for a city council election - I was the youngest by about a century, but by the end of the 39 hour shift, I had bonded with the seniors and we were swapping recipes and macrame tips... Granted, it was a city council election and no one cares about those so a total of about 10 people voted and we had lots of time to bridge the age gap. fun. fun. fun.



FROM: Ken/Meekael
DATE: Tuesday October 19, 2004 -- 9:08:09 pm
How do u sign up to work the polls and would u have to be 18? cause im not and i need community service hours? anyone no, just post here i visit alot, dont dumbass mode me again please, that made me sad.



FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday October 19, 2004 -- 9:38:51 pm
Ken, if you are going to insist on posting here, please keep a dictionary by your computer or wherever you are accessing the internet. In order to be a welcome guest, you need to abide by common-sense manners and grammar. Really.

Still lobbying for the Ping to be password-protected....



FROM: Alex C.
DATE: Monday June 13, 2005 -- 9:08:05 pm
So are you drafted for tomorrow's primary? If so, can you try to keep a mental tally for how many people ask to vote Republican vs Democrat.

The Dem primary doesn't offer much choice (lieutenant governor only I believe). But still... I'm curious!



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