Meditation of a Poll Official

On Thursday I worked as a poll supervisor for Elections Ontario. I have joined election teams for the last couple provincial and federal elections. I cannot fully explain my enthusiasm for working election days. The days are long and mentally exhausting, and yet strangely rewarding and enlightening. To be a poll official is to spend …


Careerism means participating in a commonly understood competitive point scheme to achieve an arbitrary definition of victory, awarded with ritualistically significant tokens of achievement. In other words, a sport.