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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 03:41 PM
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44. The WI Dems are probably in the same situation as everywhere - not enough people
Willing to work the elections. My Mom used to work the elections, as a poll worker not for the party. My sister now does it every election in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Every year they have trouble getting enough people just to man the polls, much less take the more challenging jobs of party poll watchers. Being a poll watcher for the party requires that you be willing to speak up and confront people about any apparent irregularity. Most people are unwilling to do that.

Working the polls in any capacity is a very hard job. You have to train ahead of time. Election day can be eighteen hours or more. If you work the count after wards, it can be long hours for several days.

I will never criticize the poll workers or the Democratic poll watchers. If we want the process to be better, WE should be out there doing those jobs. if I were physically able, I would do it, but I do not have the mobility or endurance to do it much less the temperament.
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