Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Power Down

Curveball--a transformer blew outside our building today.

That effectively killed our hopes of getting a ballot order out today.  We were down for about 90 minutes and had some ancillary power, so the Special Board was able to keep processing mail-ballots but not scan them.

We sent a couple staff members to the post office to pick up ballots (I had a good talk with the Postmaster today--more on that in posts ahead).

We bring a portable generator to the office on election nights and we'd like to get a full-scale backup generator.  This event may help that cause. 

To some degree, this was good because we got to see what lights and functions remain up with our backup battery power in case that happened on an election night.  If anything, it supported why we bring in the generator.