If you have time to spare, please consider helping out at your local polling places for the upcoming primary on May 2st. Each election cycle many of the polls are short staffed with workers who have to ensure the voting machines are working and voters are properly checked in. It's a long day, but if more people participated by even spending a few hours, it would greatly help those who are there all day long. Some of these positions are paid and training is provided. If you'd like to be part of an important part of democracy, here's your chance.