Politics

In 2008, I voted for the first time, in the New Hampshire primary, and ever since I've been fascinated by civic duty, the voting process, and government bureaucracies. I've been a poll worker in NYC since 2012, became a dual citizen with Italy in 2014, participated in the Iowa caucus in 2016, and observed the Stein recount in Pennsylvania after the last presidential election. I'm also a Notary Public, a FOIA fan boy, and a reluctant advocate of the Electoral College. 



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The Underpaid, Underappreciated, Absolutely Necessary Poll Worker

As the midterms approach amid reports of voter suppression and foreign interference, it’s easy to lose sight of the humble poll worker who is at the mechanical level of the city’s electoral process. Read more at The New York Times



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My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

Fifty years ago, the Freedom of Information Act gave the public access to government secrets — all you had to do was ask. How a simple request became a bureaucratic nightmare. Read more at Longreads



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How Jill Stein’s Failed Recounts Succeeded — And Why That’s Troubling

I know that nothing will change the outcome, but isn’t the assurance of election integrity as important as the results? Read more at the Huffington Post