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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 AM

5. Confusion + poor training in Colorado

I talked with several polling place workers prior to election day. A recurrent theme emerged. Nope sorry not voter suppression, at least not intention. There were several complaints made during election day about the same issues.
Confusion of the volunteer workers as to where voter rolls are. The front of the book is for usual in person voter, then another for new voters, another for inactive voters, another for occasional mail in voters and finally one for regular mail in voters. Rumor had it there would be a supplemental with possible fraudulent voters such as Micky Mouse of 123 Main St.
Not all poll workers were trained with this, you might be assigned to guide people in but when someone goes home you get a new job that you know little about.
One urban worker said the issue in his neighborhood is people think they can register the same time they vote. That creates an angry confrontation. You did not register in time to vote, so here is your proxy.
The issue I found was the lack of training and knowledge among the volunteer staff. Not to mention possible dementia complexity disorder aka your too old to handle this.
At least in S.E. Denver and central Aurora , that's what I encountered.
You get what you paid for. You paid nothing but asked for volunteers to take a day off and 2 saturdays of 4 hours total training. With that in mind I would let you cut my grass.
Want it easy ? Want it right ?
Mail ballot with ballot track. More than 10 years , I've had no issue.

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