On Dec.14, the City held a thank you party for the poll workers who worked on the elections last fall. Pizza, salad, and cake were enjoyed by all. A number of LWV N members joined them, circulating, expressing appreciation, and hearing people’s experiences or thoughts about elections. One poll worker expressed real concern about voter fraud and the integrity of our elections. Newton’s system, which reads ballots electronically, preserves the actual paper ballots. Wouldn’t it be progress if a federal law required all election systems to preserve such a paper trail!