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Thoughts: Election day brings community together, poll workers thanked

Polling place workers at North East Middle school

On Election Day I spent most of my time going from one polling place to another. Repeating my trek multiple times, 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 make.

There is one group of community members that I want to acknowledge and thank, and without whom Election Day would not function – poll workers, inside and out, election day and weeks before.

These are the people who volunteer 12-16 hours on a cold day in service to their community to make sure the rest of us can vote.

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 for all of us.

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