A 15 hour work day gets harder with every passing year. The precinct to which I was assigned was about a mile south and east of where I live in the charming Chicago neighborhood of Mayfair. Things went very smoothly and I got along famously with my co-workers. There were only three of us so we had plenty to do.
Voter turnout was a bit lower than I think it probably was in my home precinct, just shy of 50%. That’s still a bit higher than the city-wide turnout which is believed to have been between 40% and 45%, about what I’d expected.
I spent a bit of time chatting with the local precinct captains. If what they had to say is any gauge, support for Emanuel’s election from the powers-that-be may not translate into support for his policies and programs, whatever they might be.
We had no unusual incidents during the voting, things went well, the polls opened and closed on time, and we had tallied the vote, done the required bookkeeping, and cleaned up the site by 8:00pm.
Today I’m dragging myself around.