Thursday, November 8, 2018

HELP WANTED: Can't Wait For The #AZSen Results? Help Maricopa County Process The Flood Of Last Minute Ballots

Democracy wants you! Especially if you are impatiently awaiting the final tallies on the extremely close races, and you have some time to help move the process along!
(Help these lonely ballots!)

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has set up an EventBrite sign up sheet for about 300 Republicans, Democrats and Independents to take a shift to help process the flood of last minute ballots they received on Election Day (and just before).

Shifts are available from 7am-2pm, 3-10pm, or an after work shift from 6-10pm, and the pay is $10.50/hour.  Currently at the link, the schedule requests workers through Sunday, but Chief Deputy Recorder Keely Varvel tells Arizona's Politics that new shifts for next week will be posted soon.

The sign-up has separate slots for Democrats, Republicans, and "Others", because the ballots are processed by mixed teams, to prevent any funny business. The work entails checking the envelopes and the voter information on there before separating the secret ballot from the identifying info, removing any stray marks on the ballots which would prevent them from being properly scanned, and duplicating ballots that do not properly scan.

Here is the link to sign up:

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