poll workers

COMMENTARY

Primary Day observations from a first-time poll worker

BY: - May 13, 2022

Conspiracy theorists need to know something: Election day poll workers aren’t part of some vast secret cabal dedicated to tilting elections. They are just like us. No, more than that. They are us. I should know — because during the May 3 primary I became one of them. In past years the phrase “working the […]

You have rights when you go to vote — and many people are there to help if there’s trouble

BY: - November 3, 2020

Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections, I have confidence in American democracy. Lots of people are working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure […]