Florence and Rudy Nos will be working the polls at McKinley
Elementary School on Tuesday, having served as election workers for
“If people come screaming about something, I say ‘How did you vote
about it?’” Florence Nos said. “If they say ‘I didn’t vote,’ well
then I say ‘Why are you complaining? You have to put your voice in
Measure M on Tuesday’s ballot would abolish polling in favor of
mail-in ballots, making their jobs obsolete. If it passes and is
adopted by the City Council, Florence Nos said she will still be out
prodding people to vote.
Rudy Nos, 75, sees mail-in voting as “a technology that’s trying
to take over what we normally did as a civic function ... I get a
good feeling about having to go to the polls,” he said.
The couple has seen the political process in action. Florence Nos
was born in 1926, and has found support from Rep. Adam Schiff
(D-Burbank) in equalizing Social Security benefits for people born
between 1917 and 1926 who receive 10% less, she said.
Election workers are paid $55 and supervisors receive $75 to work
from 7 a.m. until ballots are tallied after the polls close at 7 p.m.
“I believe it’s my civic duty,” Rudy Nos said. “There’s money
involved, although it’s not commensurate to the hours [we work].”