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  •  My experience has also been very good. (3+ / 0-)
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    zakandsantos, ladybug53, PinHole

    Although I cannot work this election I have worked many many elections as a poll worker--in two different states (Indiana and Michigan). My first was in 1972 when I voted as an 18 yr old, the first year the 18 yr olds could vote. I also worked the polls that year.
    I agree, it is a long exhausting day. You go through training beforehand, but unusual things always crop up throughout the day. Before electronic voting I was once stuck counting and recounting votes well into the night (not a Presidential election) and no one lost their temper or tried to be less than honest.
    I have always been with people who were genuinely trying to do their best to be helpful and follow the rules too. It does startle me that so many places are different.

    Good for you diary writer. I hope you inspire many more to persevere. I also hope the information you gathered puts this poll worker out of a job.

    "I think of the right-wing Republicans as jihadists; they’re as crazy as those people. They want to destroy the country that we want to save." Paul Auster

    by zesty grapher on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 05:14:13 PM PDT

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