Have you ever been an election day worker? What did you do?
I’ve worked both inside and outside the polls. I’ve ferried folks to the polls. I’ve handed out palm cards outside the polls. One year I did something inside. That was a year of long lines and I was stuck in there until the machines were all shut down and the counts were transferred to wherever they go.
I do it because I believe that who gets elected matters. I’ve worked in Iowa, New York, PA and probably some other places. Iowa was depressing since that was 1980 and Reagan won. I was shocked. I didn’t understand how he could win. My political innocence was lost that year. Turned me into a poll junkie ever since. I don’t want to be surprised by a result ever again.