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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 05:31 PM
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43. In counting the apparent 'vote counters' in the OP photo
Edited on Thu Dec-07-06 05:47 PM by troubleinwinter
it looks like there are roughly 30 or so counters. Population of Dingwall is 5,500. We can generously call registered voters to be 3,000. They are counting one race, and it took roughly 4 hours (looking at the time stamps 22:00-1:55) Each counter apparently counted approximately 100 votes.

With a registered voting population of 2,952,283 in L.A. County X 53 ballot issues= 156,470,999 issues/races to count, we would need appx. 1,500,000 counters in that county.

What County official will care to oversee a million and a half people? To take applications from 30 or so volunteers and train them and pay and train their supervisors is one thing, a million and a half is another.

Suppose we assume that 'our counters' can count ten times as many ballots in twice the time (inexperienced counters can count 5 times as fast as the Scots?), 8 hours (NOT counting training time)... how do you prepare a county elections officer to handle applications, check them, train and oversee 150,000 one-time workers, along with training the supervisors needed?

Can a county produce 150,000 - 1,500,000 volunteers?

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