Behind the Scenes of the Elections - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/24/04

Behind the Scenes of the Elections

So far, more than 17,700 people have cast their ballot in Lubbock County during the first week of early voting, but what we don't often hear about are the tireless efforts of the people who organize and administer elections.

Decision 2004 Election Coverage
Get all of the latest election news & updates, including voting location info & election stories in the Decision 2004 Election section.

Since August, seven employees from the Lubbock County Elections Office have been working seven days a week, non-stop with many late nights and early mornings.

"I mean from minor things, as to sorting paper clips and sharpening pencils, all the way up to ordering the ballots and getting them in and getting them separated and getting them to write precinct boxes and that kind of thing, so there's a ton of behind the scenes work that goes on and it just takes the very large number of people to get all that work done so that everything looks and seems like a seamless process to the election voter when they go to the early voting place to vote or on election day," explains Dorothy Kennedy, elections administrator.

She says the most challenging task is to be sure there are plenty of ballots on hand at every polling location. Sunday night ballot boxes from the supermarket polling locations were delivered to the elections office where they are locked away in a secure area.

On a daily basis, up to three classes are conducted to train election day workers. On that day, more than 500 will be working at almost 70 polling locations.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    Sunday, January 21 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-01-21 21:27:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:10 PM EST2018-01-22 20:10:24 GMT

    Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual...

    Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

  • Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-01-22 20:08:39 GMT
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
  • End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:57 AM EST2018-01-22 06:57:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-01-22 20:08:26 GMT

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

Powered by Frankly