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My experience as a poll worker in Pennsylvania

gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/11/10/2020-Election-worker.gmi

For those who asked me to write this up

@goofy Thank you. I didn't understand why he needs to hide it behind an extremely niche portal.

@contrapak @goofy
yet.
If you don't want to use gemini, use the http proxy for this post: portal.drewdevault.com/2020/11

I found that @goofy s link does not work for me.

@sir Thanks for sharing your experience! This convinced me to work as a poll worker in future years.

I'm surprised that Philadelphia's BMDs are not also used as the ADA machines. Also sad to know the cops thought intimiding you would be appropriate.

@sir
hmm not reachable at least through the portal... is that the gemini server going down under the load? :)

@sir Very interesting writeup, thanks a lot!

Is it mandatory to give a party affiliation when voting? Doesn't this defeat the purpose of a free and secret vote?

@bfiedler your party affiliation is a matter of public record, and you're not required to vote along party lines

@bfiedler @sir Many states' primary elections are 'closed primaries' in which only registered party members may vote on who will represent their party in the subsequent general elections.

@sir interesting read, thanks for the write-up and the effort to explain the process!

@sir Thanks for the interesting story! Good to hear about all the redundancies in dealing with the machines, I hope it's like that in all states, I'm very skeptical of electronic voting attempts. Along with the election outcome, your story gives me a bit more faith in the US democracy, though from a Dutch perspective, your electoral college and two party system still seems bonkers to me... ;)

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