Friday, November 9, 2012

A tremendous thanks to all the Poll works and Volunteers

Thanks to the polling workers who allowed us to vote
Over the last few years I've been making sure I'm at the Western Precinct to setup voting machines in case others aren't there to do it.  This year was no exception, as the polls are notoriously short staffed.  Luckily, I've gotten to know these machines, so setup isn't that bad.  These polls should have at least six to eight staffers, but usually operate on as little as three.  Counting setup and breakdown, the day can easily go as long as 14hours for these people. 

I can't thank the folks enough who took the time work the polls so the rest of the town could vote on such an important election.  Many had to take the day off from their place of employment in order to help the cause.  But they didn't complain, they rolled up their sleeves and got the job done! THANK YOU!

It should also be pointed out that it is a disgrace that members of borough council, who know the polls are short staffed and do nothing about it, come out to their own precincts and hand out their political literature.  And when one was asked in the Western Precinct what they are doing to help the people working inside, one says "take it up with Debbie Krull (Co-Chair - Media Democrats)."  Unbelievable!

1 comment:

  1. Tedman: I'm disappointed that you had to turn election day into yet another opportunity to unfairly criticize members of Borough Council. Anyone that spends any time working at the polls should be thanked and appreciated, rather than criticized. They are overworked, underpaid and patient to a fault.

    I spent my Tuesday morning in the Northern precinct helping to set up the voting machines. Northern is staffed with 2 Media Democrat committee persons, one volunteer who is also an active Media Democrat, and one independent. There is not one member of the Media Republican party who works inside. Yet, we would not even think about complaining or criticizing. Why? Because our job and the ultimate goal is to ensure that Media residents, regardless of their political affiliation, are able to exercise their right to vote.

    From what I hear, Western was quite busy in the morning, as were the other polling places. A Borough Councilperson spent a significant amount of her time helping the poll workers get caught up in their record keeping after the rush. Why not commend her for that?

    I would be happy to meet with you prior to the next election in a cooperative effort to ensure that the polling places are run as efficiently as possible.

    Debbie Krull