Yup. It’s true. I’m going to sit at a the table in the gym of a local school for thirteen hours on election night. (No breaks.) I’m a Poll Clerk and when you come to my station, I get to cross your name off the list. I don’t even get to say, “Hello, Bonjour.” That’s someone else’s job. My training took three hours. Three!
They hired 250,000 people to work this election. Each of them had at least three hours of training. The government pays for both the training and the election work.
I don’t have to be a math whiz to figure out we’re spending a lot of money on the voting process that could be used to feed hungry people and fix up broken parts of the government. I won’t even begin to list them.
End of political rant.
Why am I doing it? I’m curious about the process and I love people watching. I’ll let you know what happens:)
Canadians, please put your Timmies aside, turn off the Blue Jay’s game and come out and vote.