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Catherine Silvestri

On November 6, 2016, I woke up at 5am and headed to a San Francisco museum, preparing myself for a 12-hour shift as a poll worker. While to some, the job of a poll worker may appear mundane and tedious, I was eager and excited the entire 12 hours.  I spent the day witnessing the joy people experience after dropping their ballot in the bin—our democracy in action.