I worked the polls yesterday for my voting area: 6AM – 8:30PM. I had already voted in Early Voting (such a fantastic program) so I was really there to help other people vote. It was a fantastic experience.
When I arrived, I thought I was volunteering for the shift but found out that in Texas, they pay you for your work in the polls. I suppose it parallels Jury Duty – another not always fun but super important civic duty.
If you have ever even considered the idea – please give it a try.
This is the link for applying in Harris County: Apply Here.