Thursday, November 04, 2010

Working At The Voting Polls

My friend Michele and I like to work together when we are at the polls.  I think we make a great team when it comes to paperwork vs. packing up/putting away.  I've always, always hated paperwork. 

Since we are there from 5:30am-7:30 or 8pm, we have to pack up our breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  One thing is for sure, I was bringing my own coffee maker because I like my coffee a certain way and don't like it sitting in a pot for hours.  I shared though.  :D  This way, we all were able to run in and out of the kitchen with fresh coffee. You cannot leave your table for long because voters were constantly coming in and it's easy to get overwhelmed.  That is totally opposite of last election where Michele and I got 1 voter every 45 minutes.  This year? We got 3 voters per 5 minutes.  Much better turnout. 

As soon as it was done she did was she does best (paperwork) and I started breaking down the polling booths.  I tried to tell the lovely ladies how to pack it up but no one believed me so I just let them go at it.  After they realized all their hard work had to be undone and I put them together correctly, we were finally done.  Michele had same issues with paperwork and you definitely can't mess that up.  Then off we headed to take take the ballots to a drop off location.  After I came home around 8:30pm I was totally exhausted but had to watch the results so I sat online watching the votes come in.  We are very pleased!!!  "We" are making a comeback! So I went to sleep with a smile on my face. 

We had some fun goofy moments also.  We loved watching people from church come in to vote and getting to talk to so many people. When a wife would come in, we would say "Ohhh, your husband who came in earlier said a beautiful woman would be coming here to vote and to watch out for her."  They would all smile and say, "Oh, he's so full of it!"  It was a fun but tiring day.  :)
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