2008’s presidential election promises to have the largest turnout in many years.
An engaged electorate. That’s the good news.
The bad news? The need to accommodate the influx of voters who are galvanized:
- by the issues;
- by the desperate need to get the past eight dysfunctional years behind them;
- by the opportunity to cast a vote for a candidate from a group (women? people of color?) not previously available on a presidential ballot;
all these have created something of a perfect storm for election officials nationwide.