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November 12, 2011

Junta de Elecciones

Rob @ 10:16 AM

I'm 34 today. Good for me!

I shall be out of communications range for most of the day; not on birthday stuff, but on errands and assorted SRS BSNS.

Labelled by the GOVERNMENT.
Last Tuesday was a bit different for me: I spent that whole day working for the Government. Really! It was all very hush-hush stuff... I was an election inspector.

I took the gig because I was free that day, I was curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes at an election, and it was something I hadn't done before. It was a low-importance election as these things go, just some local judges, council members, and such rather than Congresscritters or President, but the gig turned out more enjoyable than I thought it'd be. I was lucky enough to get assigned to my own local polling place, that being the grade school I went to as a kid which is a short walk from my house. I got assigned to work with a group of easygoing and friendly folks who made interesting conversation. Most of my day involved marvelling over how much shorter everything had gotten since the early 1980s. I did this sketch of the place during bouts of downtime. And, ultimately, I learned some neat stuff about how that whole process works.

5 Responses to “Junta de Elecciones”

  1. Ryan says:

    Enjoy your birthday.

  2. Mara Alexander says:

    Happy anniversary on your escape from the womb! I hope all your birthday wishes come true :)

    I've been an election worker before, and it was kind of interesting. Definitely cool to see the election from the "inner workings" standpoint.

  3. Mara Alexander says:

    Oh and.....I *love* the blogs' new look!

  4. nicky says:

    happy birthday, Rob!

    it's only fitting you had to do SRS BSNS...because, really, aren't birthdays SRS BSNS? i wasn't sure, but i asked SRS BSNS guy, and he told me it was. isn't SRS BSNS guy always right?


  5. Rie says:

    Love the sketch. Brings back memories of hard to open milk cartons.

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