Man Your Polling Stations

Short post tonight folks, for I really should be in bed. I’m serving as an equipment manager election judge tomorrow and my wake-up call is for 3:30 a.m. I have to be there at 5, polls open at 6.

Thankfully, for the first time in four elections, we were able to get into our venue a day early to set most of the equipment in advance. It takes a tremendous amount of the pressure off when you don’t have to cram two-and-a-half hours of prep into the one hour you have between when you can get in the building and when the polls open. The election when I had to open two precincts with a crew of people who had never worked an election before was one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done.

Looks like I’m in for a very borrrrrring 13 hours of poll working tomorrow. Someone who lives in the precinct I’m working in said that the only offices up for election are library board and city commissioner positions, all of which are running unopposed. Yawn. After last November’s high-energy election, this will be a real snore.

So, I’m off to bed…just as soon as the Cubs close out their season opener with a win.


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