I’m Going To Be an Election Worker

Maybe, I should say. I’m attending a six hour class today and then I have to take and pass a test in order to get the job. These tests can be deceptively tricky, I’ve discovered. The Census had a practice test available online which you could try out before coming in to take the test. I tried it and flunked it. I went back over the questions and found all evil traps they set, so when I took the test in-person I got 100%. The Board of Elections doesn’t have one online.

But it should be fun to work at a polling center, I think. The last general election would have been the best. In NYC we had the longest lines I’d ever seen in my entire voting life. Here’s the video I made of the line in my neighborhood.

I want a pumpkin. No, I want a wall full of pumpkins. And pumpkin pie every day.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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