#US-General Election - Who organizes and counts the votes?
Thousands of local administrators are responsible for organizing and conducting U.S. elections, including tabulating and certifying the results.
These election officials have an important and complex set of tasks — setting the exact dates for elections, certifying the eligibility of candidates, registering eligible voters and preparing voter rolls, selecting voting equipment, designing ballots, organizing a large temporary work force to administer the voting on Election Day, tabulating the votes and certifying the results.
Election staff at polling places must offer the same access to all eligible voters, and cannot express their political opinions or encourage voters to support particular candidates.
They must also ensure voting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. How would you assist a voter who was blind or visually impaired to complete a ballot? ?
For more see (ch): http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/chinese/publication/2012/01/20120110130636x0.2692464.html#axzz4HZuuPqlJ and [link to Wild Geese blog]