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At The Polls: Election Day 2016 in Bristol

Trump supporter located at the Bristol Elks on South Street

Trump supporter located at the Bristol Elks Post on South Street

On Election Day, I spent my time going from one polling place to another. Repeating my trek multiple times and the word that kept coming to mind was “community”.

I saw community everywhere I looked, neighbors greeting each other in the parking lots of their polling places, parents holding their children’s hands and whispering to them about the important act they were about to undertake.

There is one group of community members however, that I want to acknowledge and thank and without whom Election Day would not function – poll workers.

These are the people who volunteer to spend 12-14 hours in service to their community to make sure the rest of us can vote!

On Election Day, these people take that responsibility farther than most and I am grateful to have spent a day in the presence of so many great citizens who care about our community and our democracy enough to give their time to help ensure the rest of us can vote.

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