Who here will be working the polls tomorrow? I live in Lake County, Ohio, and we'll start at 5:30 a.m. (in Ohio the polls open at 6:30 and close at 7:30 p.m. [anyone in line at 7:30 will still be allow to vote]) and leave when we're done. We walk into the polling station as a group and we leave as a group whatever time that may be. Looking forward to it.
Thanks for being a good citizen and working the polls. Stay safe.
Not much in the way of polling places here in California. I voted a couple weeks ago. Glad some places still are working as "normal". Nothing is normal here.
However the election goes I hope people just accept the outcome (whether they like it or not - obviously not everyone will like it no matter how it comes out. I just hope for a peaceful and civil reaction from all.
I remember as a kid on election day voting machines being set up in school cafeterias but no more.
Who here will be working the polls tomorrow?...
Not me but I thank them and wish the best for each of them: no infections from working the polls, no squabbling over mask-wearing, no worries over armed or otherwise troublesome folks in or just outside the location and whatever else may arise.
My polling place is usually in a retirement center's Grand Hall, but since the residents there are a high-risk group for infections due to age and possibly health, it's moved to Madison's Monona Terrace, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed center.
The good news is that lines may not be outrageously long as younger people have stepped up and become poll workers due to the decrease in typical poll workers, the elderly, and to all the absentee and early voting. The bad news will be the delayed results, at least here in Wisconsin, a state that does not allow the tallying of results from absentee and early voters until the morning of election day. I don't expect that many Wisconsin results will be known Tuesday night.
The weather forecast is great which will be good news if any polling locations do have long socially-distanced queues outside.
...The bad news will be the delayed results, at least here in Wisconsin, a state that does not allow the tallying of results from absentee and early voters until the morning of election day. I don't expect that many Wisconsin results will be known Tuesday night...
In Ohio absentee ballots are scanned, but not tallied, daily. On election day only the absentee ballots received that day will need to be scanned. Then after 7:30 p.m. when the polls close, the absentees will actually be counted. We should have the state-wide unofficial results by 10 or 11 p.m.
In our county we have several "satellite" early voting places. Ballots are run through a machine and recorded, but not tallied. Very efficient and no lines!
The big lines for early voting you see on the news are in counties/cities that use only the Registrar's office for early voting. What a mess! No room to process more than one or two people at a time. They could have done what our county does and not have to contend with all the turmoil and angry voters, plus I didn't see much "Social Distancing" or masks in the lines on TV.
Also, "scanned" ballots make it easy for a "Recount", if needed.
Voting by mail started on 5 October. There are also 400 official drop-off boxes in this county and a large number of locations for "in-person" voting, which started last Friday.
Since one of those "in-person" polling places is about 300 yards from my house, I went there to insure against any issues with errors on an absentee ballot, and especially against any possible hanky-panky by the Postmaster General.
- Tom -
Yes, I am working the polls in Wisconsin, 1:30pm - ?
Depending on how busy it is, if we can't do it during the day, after the polls close, we will then proceed to process all the mail-in/early votes.
stay safe everyone and please vote.
hasn’t worked them now for quite a number of years. Went to vote this morning and almost all of the poll workers were middle age. Some young folks but not many. The place was busy but not like it was when the polls opened. One of the poll workers told me that people were lined up when the polls opened .
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