What’s it Really Like to Work at the Polls on Election Day?

There was a lot of talk about the chairs.

Specifically, the talk was about how the chairs in the middle room of the Baltimore County Board of Elections training facility in Owings Mills roll around a lot. I suppose you can lock the wheels, but nobody did as we gathered for election worker training.

This is precisely the kind of conversation a group of 20 or so people who have never met one another have when they get together for the first time. The rolling chairs were less a problem for me than an object of curiosity. It might be more of a problem, I think, for the several of us who arrived with the help of canes or walkers. The ease with which the chairs roll makes them easy to miss when you sit down, though nobody does. We just roll around a lot.