Today i assigned myself to open doors for the polls for the la elections. The idea was to get to bed at 10pm, but as a result of poor planning (…) I ended up sleeping at 2am, thinking “im so fucked”.
Still managed to get up at 5:15am, went to office, helped with table layouts, did some housekeeping, and figured instead of working straight from 5am to 9pm like back in the day, given we have support staff for election questions, i should go sleep and round down the work hours to 8. S
i slept from 10am to 1:30pm. And dreamt that i hsd returned to the office only to find pollworkers packing stuff up, at 2pm, citing a self assessment by the poll inspector to decide that “this poll is not worth it based on the turnout so far”. I was very shocked, so tried to double check it with other staff. Is this true? You can just close shop because of low turnout? At some point even dayne was there. After they fully persuaded me that the poll was really closing, i ensured the “closed” and “what to do if a voter shows up here” notice bulletin was visible on the walls, and i think on our website too.
There was a bus stop right in front of the office, probably the 204. But i couldn’t see it clearly, and started walking, passed under a bridge, went to a bus station but found no posts indicating the bus i needed, and walked back, all lost.. till i called an uber, i think.
Then i woke up, and it suddenly dawned on me that no such poll closing had happened. It was still 2pm. Very confusing.