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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:22 PM
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57. Glad you brought this up again. Cuz maybe
you can give me your thoughts on this:

(a helpful DUer provided a link in response to my question about how many workers might be required for HCPB in this country with 50+ ballot issues: ... )

Wow. Interesting. The article seems to answer one of my questions. It calls for 4,6 or 8 'counters', plus 4, 6 or 8 'observers, and 10 'watchers'. If we use the average of 6 counters and observers, each polling place will need 22 people for the counting, plus the person videoing and broadcasting it.

We have 200,000 polling places in this country, so we will need 200,000 videographers, as "The videotaping will be broadcast over closed-circuit TV and streamed over the Internet while the counting is happening." Each polling place will need a closed circuit TV system and internet access to run many thousands of counts simultaneously.

So while we have previously needed 2,000,000 poll workers and have been running 500,000 (25%) short, we now need an additional 4,600,000 people for the counts. We had been managing to get around 1,500,000, but we would now need 6,600,000.

Most poll workers are paid, but we still lack the needed pollworkers. Are the count people to be paid or volunteers? If we have been falling short with paid workers, how will we quadruple the number of people? Will it be compulsory to serve? Or do you know that enough workers can be recruited?
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