There an interesting story coming on this front from the Philadelphia Weekly‘s Timaree Schmit:
Independently elected or appointed to the gig, these folks work a 13-hour day on average and are on the front lines for ensuring 1.1 million registered Philadelphians can exercise their right to vote. Depending on whether they attend an optional training, they make around $150 for their labor.
Generally, they come from all demographics and parts of the city.
And a small number of them, despite having no justification for believing so, think that Bibles belong displayed on the table at polling places. But for people who aren’t Christian, or who feel strongly about the need for separation of church and state, this can be an intimidating sight.
One such voter, a self-described “middle-aged white woman” who goes by Veronica, has been frustrated to find Bibles routinely displayed in her polling place at Ward 18, Division 15. She has confronted poll workers on multiple occasions and says she has been yelled at for her objections.
See full story here.