I am bound and determined to make sure all of those who can vote can vote.............Covid be damned.....USPS be damned.......BLOTUS lies, be damned........Russia be damned.
We went through the mechanics of identifying the voter, making sure they get the ballot and that it is scanned in.
What I didn't know is about the set-up of the machines - the DS200s......the printers, the scanners, the reports that get printed out at certain times of the day. What we do with observers - local and federal, media - local and social, and then those pesky campaigners who cross the area in which they're not allowed.
But of course, we had to get training on how to deal with the irate and the potential active shooter. This election year, it seems all too possible...........probable, even.
It will be a minimum of a 14 hour day. And the way it works: I will be paired with a registered voter from another party. ......for 14 hours.....minimum.
Any other election cycle, that might be tenable. This year........I just don't fucking know.
This is the price we pay - I pay - for democracy. Or murder.
.....I guess we'll see.
Song by: Mark Knopfler