Wake me if anybody shows up.

The polling station I personed had 210 potential voters listed, only about a third of a regular polling station. What's more, we'd been warned that chances were good that only a handful of those might show up. So if in a normal station one might expect periods of rest between spurts of voters, or perhaps a continual trickle throughout the day, in this station even if someone arrived only to check whether perhaps they were listed as voting by us it became something of an event. It was not a busy day. By the end of the day five people had voted in our station - about one every two and a half hours. I shouldn't have forgotten that newspaper at home. I did, however, have time to talk with the people working with me - people whom I'd never met, but who turned out to be very interesting, and were, of course, as bored as I was.

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