Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

As a good citizen, I worked the recent provincial election.

No, I didn't hustle for a politician, I was a poll clerk on the day of the election.Jeff Hurst new

During a visit to the local mall in late May, I saw the Elections Ontario office and decided to do my duty and make some money at the same time.

I even talked my wife Angela into taking part in the democratic process. And after three hours of paid training, we were ready.

Angela and I were assigned to the same voting location, but different polls. Considering that I was a poll clerk and she was a DRO (Deputy Returning Officer), she would have been my boss if we had been at the same poll. Dodged that bullet.

On the day of the election, we were in place at 8 a.m. to set up signs, prepare voting boxes and make sure we had brought enough food for the (more…)