Re: I "really" need your help with "public disclosure" legislat...

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Tue Nov 28 2006 - 12:15:14 CST

I would disassociate "age" and "quality" with respect to poll workers. I don't think they are related, except maybe positively. Rather, as Jim says, retired people are available for work on election day. I agree with his suggestion to hold elections on a holiday or weekend, when more people could participate. I think the strongest determinants of poor poll worker performance are (1) pay and (2) training. IMHO.

-- Dick wrote: Kathy
I think an element that is missing from most discussions is
the poor quality of poll workers. I'm told their average age
is 72. In any case, having election day on a work day makes
it hard to get very good poll workers, and discriminates
against workers, especially those with 2 jobs.
Congress should either (1) move Veterans Day to election day,
or (2) move it to Saturday. I think Saturday is better because
it allows people to stay up late if necessary, and to get some rest
the next day.
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