Yesterday I took a stab at some civic duty by being a poll worker for 6-3 at the Hyde Community Center. With the large turnout (1600 voting) it was pretty cool to see the diversity of folks casting their votes, some for the first time. Many children accompanied their parents to help place the ballot in the machine. It really looked like democracy in action.
From my side of the table, I have to say that I felt a bit under the gun to do a good job getting folks in and out efficiently without making a mistake. Even with the rush of early morning voters things went pretty smoothly for us during our 15 hour shift and I wonder if everyone voting thought the poll workers and the Newton process works well.