April 9th, 2012

inauguration

Oath of Office

I, Sarah Ovenall, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States; that I will administer the duties of my office as Assistant of the 37th precinct, Durham County, without fear or favor, that I will not in any manner request or seek to persuade or induce any voter to vote for or against any particular candidate or proposition; and that I will not keep or make any memorandum of anything occurring within a voting booth, unless I am called upon to testify in a judicial proceeding for a violation of the election laws of this State.

[this isn't nearly as exciting as it looks; it just means I did poll worker training today. We get sworn in during training, I guess so they can get it out of the way rather than expecting each chief judge to administer the oath on election day.]