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It's almost over. Something to think about when you go to the polls tomorrow...

Did you know that many poll workers are volunteers?

They didn't build the machine that isn't working right. They didn't write the propositions, pick the candidates, or create the confusing ballot. They didn't make the rules and laws they are being asked to enforce.

If you encounter any problems or feel you were treated unfairly, don't take it out on them. Call your state's election board (the number is on your voting materials or look on your state's website), and tell them. Stay calm and polite, you'll get further than if you yell and threaten. If you still think something was wrong, call your local news stations. They'll have people just waiting to report on "trouble at the polls".
Regardless of who you vote for, regardless of who wins, can we all try to remember the army of volunteers who make an election day possible for us all? Thank them when you leave.

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kaycee14

Asked by kaycee14 at 7:27 PM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • *applaudes* thank you for reminding everyone of that
    Married2theBest

    Answer by Married2theBest at 7:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Good point. Thanks
    Maddape48854

    Answer by Maddape48854 at 7:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • kaycee, you are awesome! thank you for this.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 7:34 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Obama's free tax rebates should go to THOSE folks, they ARE working.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 7:35 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Great post!! My mom is baking a pumpkin roll for the bakesale at the church where I vote. All the people who volunteer are from my teeny little "village". They deserve a little recognition and absolutely NO CRAP!!!
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 7:43 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • This is the BEST post I have seen in this section in a while...LOVE it! My grandpa used to volunteer at the polling places. Remember they are somebody's sombody!
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 7:47 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Good point Kaycee! Nice to read something positive!

    hibicent

    Answer by hibicent at 8:05 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • EXCELLENT POST!!
    You all remember, my little girl will be there, helping out however she can..be sweet to her.
    msmoody

    Answer by msmoody at 8:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • *applause* Thank you for the excellent reminder. Those volunteers have a long day tomorrow and they deserve our respect and cooperation!
    FORCEOFGRAVITY

    Answer by FORCEOFGRAVITY at 8:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • ::APPLAUSE::

    A friend went to early vote today and said people were complaining pretty bad and the volunteers are doing the best they can.. YOU couldn't be more appropriate!!! Kudos!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:42 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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