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Fast action at polling places

...the last election, this is great," Northern Light poll worker Mary Graham said later in the day. "We're going to...time, "which was horrific."Sylvia Harvey has been a poll worker for 16 years - this year she was stationed in Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-20/fast-action-polling-places
Local
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...it's not for lack of trying. Officials say the state has been stood up and let down by translators and bilingual poll workers. Officials say that if they win the lawsuit, they would continue to improve language access.In her testimony, Fenumiai...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Native speakers focus of voting rights trial

...manager. She said teaching workers their part-time, short-term jobs isn't always successful, and she noted poll workers don't always attend mandatory training.Baker and Growden said they understand the law's requirements and provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/native-speakers-focus-voting-rights-tri
State
Trial scheduled in voting rights case

...state, in court filings, defends its Native languages program as robust, involving outreach to villages, bilingual poll workers and translated ballots. While the program may not be perfect, the law doesn't demand perfection, only that "all...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-14/trial-scheduled-voting-rights-case
State
Dixie Hood

...self-employment as mental health and substance abuse counselor, mediator for Alaska Court System, respite caregiver, poll worker on Election Day (but not when I'm on the ballot!) and U.S. Census worker (for two years, every decade...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-01/dixie-hood
Local
Once again, Florida is the national punchline

...Miami-Dade is no stranger to treachery in its elections, last week's fiasco is more likely the result of unpreparedness. Poll workers were swamped with last-minute absentee ballots from voters who got weary of standing in line.Once more Florida found...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-15/once-again-florida-national-punchline
Not For Web
Solving a non-existent problem? Hardly.

...voter ID law. For one thing, Alaska already has rules about voter identification. It requires one piece of ID, or a poll worker to know with certainty you are who you say you are, or you can vote a questioned ballot. Voter Fraud isn't an issue...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2013-01-14/solving-non-exist
State briefs

...Sunday. "Wedding" is rated R for language, including some sex-related dialogue. Poll workers get raise JUNEAU - The state's 2,500 election poll workers will get an increase in pay this year. Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer said the average hourly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071202/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
Primary protest: Two parties sue to block new closed-ballot system

...expressed distaste for the closed primary, according to poll workers. In one case, Kowalski said, the situation became so intense poll workers called Alaska State Troopers about an irate voter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082902/sta_primary.shtml
News
Write-in list draws little interest among Juneau voters

...visible campaign buttons or signs too-close to the polls were asked to cover them or take them down. All did so, poll worker said. In one case an Empire reporter was told they couldn't observe the voting at the Nugget Mall polling place...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110310/loc_730376235.shtml
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