Woohoo!!! I got paid for working the primary!!
Gloucester City, New Jersey
July 3, 2012 5:32pm CST
It only took a month, but the check arrived in today's mail and I'm thrilled considering I was totally broke until that. I'd never worked for a primary before. I was a board worker at the polls helping sign registered voters in who came to vote. It was the first time I'd ever done such work and had often wondered how I might be able to do it. When my landlady called me to ask if I might want to, I jumped at the chance. Regardless of which side of the aisle you might follow, there is something to be said for this kind of participation. There were equal numbers from both parties on hand and we all got along great. We even spoke briefly of a few of the divisive issues being faced in general, but there was no animosity or personal attacks to be had by anyone. It was actually a nice day with nice people of different political persuasions, as I wish all political encounters would be. So, my question is this - have you ever worked at any of the elections in your town? Has anyone you know worked at one of them? Have you ever had a pleasant time while interacting in a political setting with people from different parties?
• Marion, Kansas
8 Jul 12
My Avon lady and her sister were poll workers and in fact probably still are. It seems that once you are in you get called back often. I hope this is the case for you and you get some more paying gigs.