2011 Philadelphia Primary.

I once again worked my local election polls.  This time as a Machine Inspector, which means it was my job to set up the voting machine so the voter could use it.

It was a primary, which means that you could only vote for your registered party.  Some voters don’t quite grasp this.  Those that are registered as Independents can only vote for questions, if any, not for candidates and are disappointed.

Since there is now a Republican Governor, and the Republican party is listed first on the ballot.  This confused some Democratic voters that wondered why their votes were not being cast.  A quick explanation cleared the matter up.  What they were doing was out of habit they would start on the far left and make their choices, but the candidates were Republican and not Democrat.

I worked the entire day, thirteen hours, for $115.00 and a free lunch. 🙂


About Frankjc3rd

Active hobbyist on Wheresgeorge.com, presently looking for work. I am now the proud owner of a pacemaker.
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