I was shocked at the attitude and comments made by Dick Alvarez (Herald report, "Election Day repairs at American Legion polling place in Bradenton a surprise, elections official says," Aug. 28) regarding the shameful condition he expected poll workers to endure for the primary election.
How could anyone expect poll workers to do their job from 6 a.m. in the morning to at least 8 p.m. at night in a building with no air conditioning -- in August, no less!
If those workers thought you might have coffee for them, it is obvious to me they had been welcomed in past elections by a more hospitable representative.
The signs he referred to, I am sure, were the campaign signs put out by politicians who are hoping for votes as voters make their way to vote and certainly not the responsibility of the workers when they leave after a 14-15 hour day.
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Someone of authority signed an agreement with the Manatee County supervisor of elections office to provide the American Legion Post home as a polling place.
That commitment was made months in advance and certainly a fitting way for the American Legion to use their post home -- promoting patriotism by voting.
Anything else should have been scheduled at another time.
He thought the polling people were a "pain in the neck," but I think the members of Kirby Stewart Post 75 and its auxiliary must be ashamed to have read these remarks. I was.