I voted this morning at the East Cobb Library on Lower Roswell Road. There were several voting, seemed like a decent pace/turnout for 9:15am.
Upon arriving I was asked to sit down at a table and complete the form to request a ballot. A blank form had been placed on an enlarged and partially completed “sample”. It had the date filled in, and that I was in the County of Cobb. It also had the box checked to receive a Democratic ballot.
The lady, while extremely nice, was talking to those of us like, well, we were stupid. And if we were as dumb as she was treating us, we probably would have taken her instructions literally when she kept telling us to fill our forms out just like the sample. I did look around and note that some of the others had samples marked Republican and some were marked Independent. But most people aren’t going to look around, and if anyone needed the level of over instruction provided by this poll worker, I have a feeling they would end up with whatever ballot their sample form had, not the one they may have actually wanted.
Cobb needs to remove these sample forms.