HONESTY—A NEW POLL WORKER'S VIEW

A number of years ago a precinct worker in Chicago asked if either my husband or I would be willing to work at the polls. Since my mother had been a poll worker, I was familiar with the work, and my husband agreed that I should go. To prepare, I took a one-day seminar the city offered on working at the polls because this was a new place and I wanted to do a good job. I also became familiar with a handbook that described all the rules and regulations of voting.

The polls opened at 6 a.m., and we had to be there very early to get things ready. At the time, Chicago was having a major problem with corruption at polling places, so many businesses had volunteered to provide poll watchers. These people were supposed to note any irregularities in the voting process, but they weren't to take any specific action.

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