I spent the whole day at the polls for the California primary elections. This was part of a civics class assignment in which we had to participate in two activities from a list and share our experiences. One of the activities was working at the polls. I signed up because it sounded interesting.
While I haven't registered to vote yet, that apparently doesn't preclude working at a polling station. Yesterday was the training session, during which we went over the policies and procedures. The class was about three hours long.
The elections began this morning. I had to get up at 6 a.m. to help set up the venue. The polls are legally required to stay open until the last person has voted, so we couldn't leave until around 9 p.m. I was completely exhausted by the day's end. The other team members had to yell at me a few times to keep me awake!
Long hours aside, everything went extremely well. I'm sure Ms. Contreras will be proud of me. :-)
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