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Polling Place Recruiting Becoming More Difficult, by the Day

April 1, 2018 – It is increasingly difficult to recruit polling places, for a variety of reasons. For instance, a long-time polling place in an apartment complex clubhouse, located in Westminster (since 1994), recently told us that they no longer wanted to be a polling place due to parking and “space concerns”. Voters don’t understand these changes and dynamics, which make it demanding for voters and us alike.

This election cycle, in particular, has been challenging due to numerous modernization and construction projects throughout the County. A strong economy can cause downstream effects on the recruitment of polling places.

We are currently missing 44 polling places – at a time when we should be “locked” for the June Primary. These issues are spread throughout Orange County – here’s the breakdown:

  • South County: 25
  • North County: 10
  • West County: 5
  • South Central County: 4

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About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)