Political boundaries change; issues emerge; candidates win while others loose. The political process of choosing our leaders in the United States is unparalleled among nations. However, the election judges, poll watchers, trouble shooters and numerous volunteers of both parties who make the actual process of casting a vote possible are often overlooked in the aftermath of an election. I would like to acknowledge the seasoned team at Nameoki Township Precinct 7. It clearly demonstrated that Democrats and Republicans could work together for a common goal. However, this group was much more than just a team assembled to facilitate the voting process. They were able to recognize and greet nearly every voter who walked through the door and took the time to get to know new residents. They watched babies as parents voted, helped the disabled, and courteously gave directions and drew maps when people found themselves in the wrong polling place. They made the voting experience valuable and personally enriching; walking a new voter through the procedure; clapping in unison when the process was completed and the machine tallied the ballot. They took the time to personally thank every person for coming out and exercising their right to vote. People remember such an experience and are far more likely to participate in their government and future elections with this type of positive scenario. It ought to serve as a model for all precincts.