U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Logistics of Voting Infographic

Written by Joy Ma

Two million poll workers will be working the federal elections in the US on November 6, 2012. The logistics are amazing. In the best of cases — no hanging chads, no recounts — it’ll appear seemless to voters. But here’s what the sausage looks like as they make it. Logistics of Voting infographic.

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.

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