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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 01:33 AM
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66. Interesting.
The OpEd author appears to say that elections can be run and hand counted with fewer workers than we use now. (??!!)

She says "I would suggest one worker for every 100 registered voters."

The 2004 census of registered voters shows 142,000,000. BOEs have needed 2,000,000 poll workers in recent elections (but have run 25% short). The article seems to say that we can not only 'man' polling places, but hand count the votes with 1,420,000 workers, and while workers NOW work 12-14 hours, she says they must only work 8 hour shifts.

Should we say, "Well, we haven't proven it yet, but fuck it, one person says it'll work, so let's just give 'er a go." Or should we be truly discussing the logistics and implementation of the plan?

So far, I have numbers between 1.4 million (less than ordinary pollworkers we need now) and 6.6 million (four times what we have now).

I don't care about word definitions, I have a dictionary. I want to see serious discussion about how this will work. How many people would it take? How will we get these people, when we don't have enough poll workers already?

If you care about the votes, I would think you'd want answers to this. I sure do.


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