We just got word yesterday that we need to have a huge list of volunteer re-counters to the court by this coming Monday (10 September) at 1pm. The recount itself will start Thursday at 9am. It will be carried out at each of the county seats of the 14 Vermont counties. The process should not take very long for any given county since there are only 1003 Progressive Party ballots for the whole state.
This is about much more than who wins this particular election. This is also a way of challenging the the grip of the two (or three) parties, of letting in some air into a very closed electoral system.
As a vote re-counter you will be on a team of 4 others. In principle, 2 on the team will "represent" Annette and two, Martha. One member will "call" out a ballot result, an opposing representative will look at the ballot and confirm the call. A third member will record the call and a fourth will double-check that recording.
If you are willing to go to the county seat of your county at 9am Thursday 10 September, then please email me listing contact information required by the court:
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info required by court: