- LETTER FROM A VIRGINIA POLL WORKER: Katie the Poll Worker writes, "The reason Fairfax County is taking so long is because there are two types of voting machines. People can walk in and decide to vote with a paper ballot (read like a Scantron test from high school) or on the robot machines. Which means that even though voting ended at 7, my polling place did not finish counting votes until 9:45. ... And just so you know the thing that almost kept me from volunteering for democracy was not the long hours, but the inability to access Wonkette at all -- all day long. Do you have any idea how hard it is to catch up on your website when there are 45,385 live blogs?!" Katie is the best Poll Worker in America.