Sunday, November 06, 2016

Private Property polling place in Iowa for 15 years.

Are the rest of us so helpless we can't envision a different venue of voting when Republicans want to shut down the vote?

A volunteer effort to preserve freedom and promote democracy.

November 4, 2016
By Dna Mika

Ray Lounsberry (click here) won’t have to wait in long lines or travel very far to vote in his 19th presidential election this Tuesday. That’s because his polling place is literally in his backyard.

Lounsberry, 93, has opened up his cavernous agricultural garage to Nevada voters as a polling place for 15 years. Each election, Lounsberry wakes up before 6 a.m. to heat up his garage before the poll workers arrive to set up voting machines.

He brings them coffee and cookies and makes space in the garage’s refrigerator for poll workers to keep their lunches as they prepare for the 300 or so voters assigned to the precinct. He also sets up chairs, including an old wooden church pew, for voters to rest on as they wait for their turn at the ballot....

...“I feel like I’m doing a service to the county by letting them use this,” he said. “I don’t mind at all.”