My county was so desperate for poll workers that they put out appeals on the news and on Facebook. Civic minded me thought that I would volunteer. After talking to a representative from the Board of Elections, I found out that the job is a 14 hour shift. No wonder they are having trouble finding people able to work. There is no way I could put in a day that long.
It is disappointing how many things I am unqualified to do.
How about napping for 14 hours?
I bet you could do that.
My boys are still running amok, unsupervised, in the local museum. Are there any museums open right now? Ours show no signs of it.
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What are they thinking??! They would get way more volunteers if they split the shifts. I couldn’t do 14 hours either.
I know. I was willing to put in an 8 hour day, but 14 is too much.
NO MUSEUMS OPEN HERE YET.
THR ELECTION BOARD… WELL I DID IT IN THE UK. YES… ITS A LONG DAY.. IN THE UK VOTING IS FROM 7AM TO 10AM !! 15 HOURS BUT IT GOES RPIIDLY COS THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE. THE TIME PASSES.
I HAVE WANTED TO DO IT HERE. I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN… BUT I HAVENT HEARD FROM THEM. THE FOLK AT OUR VOTING PLACE ARE MARVELOUS. GOOD PEOPLE.. HAPPY TO SHARE A SHORT CHAT AND SPREAD SOME HUMOUR.
Maybe next election for both of us?
But, UGHS, that’s a l-o-n-g day! 😮
Eons ago, back in The Dark Ages, I used to volunteer in our county to clean up after the elections and do vote counting, etc. This happened at night after the polls closed. That I could do…as I had to work at my job during the day.
Cooper says he is down for the l-o-n-g nap! 😉 😛
(((HUGS))) for the UGHS!!!
Ah, if only we could get paid for those loooong naps!
Oh, yeah! Wouldn’t that be great!!! 😀
No wonder the county can’t find volunteer poll workers! 14 hours at a stretch is even longer than hospital shifts!
Oddly enough, I was talking to an ER doctor who said the same thing.
I was going to volunteer here and then I found that I’d have to be there at 6 am – umm, this kid is SO not a crack o’dawn person, that was totally not gonna work!
I have night blindness too. Having to drive both ways in the dark – while being fatigued- really spooked me. Come on. Give us shifts!
oh gosh, I didn’t even think of that! I probably would be okay because it’s back roads that I’m used to, but I don’t do well at night on roads I don’t know!
Could they have you split it with someone?
I feel like they should have been able to but for some reason they don’t.