I’m having quite a busy week, but wanted to take some time to share some things with you. First, I’ll tell you what I’ve been doing. Work has become very busy. A new regulatory environment is going into effect January of 2009 that impacts pretty much everything we do. Now I’ve spent the last three years helping the group prepare for the change. Still, on Monday, my boss calls me and my counterpart into his office and basically says, “You know that well-tested, stable process you’ve built up? We need you to change it. All of it.” Apparently the last phase of making sure we are ready is to make us consistent with other departments. The change has to do with a fundamental inconsistency.
Then on Tuesday, North Carolina had a runoff primary election. I worked the polls again. There was only one contest to vote on: the Democratic primary for Labor Commissioner. The polls were open for 13 hours. In that time we had 15 people come in to vote. One was ineligible as a registered Republican. Three of the votes consisted of myself and the two other registered Democrats working. Two more were spouses of the workers (B4B and one one other). So, in the final tally, there were 9 votes cast by people who were not affiliated with the Board of Elections. In my precinct, the turnout was about 1%, statewide, is was about 1.8%.