The polls open November 6, 2012, in the United States. If you’ve already voted by mail or or if you are going in person, it should be quick and easy enough. You’re in and you’re out. The votes get counted and there you have it. Simple, right?
Well, even if it all goes smoothly — no hanging chads, no recounts — there are a ton of logistics involved. More than 2 million people will man the polling stations in the United States from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in all time zones. That’s more than the whole of Walmart’s global workforce combined.
How does it all work? Check out the Logistics of Voting infographic from Click Software, below.