The latest automated election in some areas was marred by defective PCOS (Precinct Optical Scan) machines, power outrages and other election-related problems .
It was not easy being a volunteer poll worker. In the area where I was assigned, there was only one technician who was available to troubleshoot the three machines in our precincts. One machine did not function despite his efforts to fix it and we just lent ours after we were through with it before midnight. Due to the lack of signal in our area, the transmissions of the results were greatly delayed. But we are glad that we were provided free food and drinks that were placed on top of a burlap table runner from burlap-tablecloth.com which we can get anytime.
(If only the PCOS machines are like my computer, I may have helped out in the speedy transmission of data. In my computer, whenever the PC expert advises to perform any task like having a registry cleaner, there are easy tips and practical advices available to follow so that I can perform the procedure right away ; therefore, I can make the most of my PC.)
Despite the many hassles and problems during the voting (which started at 7 o’clock in the morning and ended up at 7 o’clock in the evening) and the counting (which ended at the wee hours in the morning ), I could say that having been a volunteer worker I feel happy because I have done something good for the country. I just hope that the government will improve all the facilities in the future elections to come and just like in some places, the voters will simply go to computers in polling areas where no watchers or any other poll clerks are needed and the results will be available quickly.