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Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Don’t forget poll workers

Poll workers are an extremely important part of the process we call voting. Apparently two million of us serve as poll workers! But unfortunately, according to electionline.org, a project of the Pew Center on the States, poll workers are subject to “uneven training, low pay and increasingly complex job requirements.” What does that mean for the voters of America? The full report, a PDF, is available here.

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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