Today was the third day of working with the Yolo County Election team getting the polling center initially setup and then processing voters through the center.
Friday night, November4th was about a four hour evening getting all the equipment setup, verifying the inventory, and documenting the various components and providing security stickers to ensure no fraudulent activity could be carried-out intentionally or inadvertently.
Saturday was the first full day of actually serving the public enabling them to vote either in person or providing a place for them to simply drop off their ballot that they had filled out at home.
There are various stations that poll workers occupy that perform distinct functions.
The first station is the Line Management Station. The person at this station greets the incoming voter and directs them where they need to go depending upon whether they are voting in person or there simply to drop off their completed ballot or to actually vote in a variety of ways.
If the person just wants to drop off a filled out ballot they are directed to the Ballot Drop Off Station. There are three ballots boxes there. One for the ballots that for Drop Off Only. The person assigned to that station will verify that the ballot envelope has been properly signed and dated and instruct them to place the envelope in the Blue receiving ballot box.
If the person wants to fill out a ballot at the polling station then they are directed to the ePollbook Station for further processing. At tis station they will be asked to provide some means of looking them up in the system.
I saw some quick and easy bird cages being built by novice and experienced wood workers. They were using 6-8 foot cedar planks and I thought I since I had some 6 foot planks left over from the planter that I’d just built for the backyard I would give it a shot making one.
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I found some extension table leaves of a table that had been long ago given away to a family member or to charity. The leaves were in the back of a seldom used closet and had been forgotten about.
One side of the wood was already finished in a glossy urethane type substance and I thought this would be an easy and quick opportunity to make some utensil holders for the kitchen. That was a false assumption to say the least. Trying to preserve that finish was way more work than it would have been if I had just sanded, planed, re-sawn or used some other method to get the wood ready for glue-up.
The containers ae 10 sided and about 5 inches tall. The wood appears to be maple with a OSB (oriented strand board) backing. I added a small layer of sapele on top with a 45 degree chamfer then a trim of white oak separating the two woods.
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