I made it 63 years without ever volunteering to help out at a polling place. On Nov. 8, I finally rectified that omission.
I’m glad I did.
The view we get of the process as voters suggests the job of election judge might be repetitive, tedious and boring. You check in a voter, direct them to the next station, check in the next voter, send them to the next station. Hand out ballots or “I voted” stickers. Repeat. All day.
Nothing can replace experience for learning the errors of impression.