KENSINGTON GARDENS, Calif. – Teenage poll worker was removed from an Orange County polling place Tuesday after election officials learned she had been tweeting obscenities and taking photos of voters, Los Angeles Times reported.
The poll worker, identified by election officials as a minor, was working at the Kensington Gardens polling station in Westminster, according to Orange County Voter Registrar Neal Kelley.
Her tweets included what appeared to be a photo of voters at the polling station with a caption that included a well-known expletive (deleted here): “PLEASE SHUT THE … UP BEFORE I THROW THE TABLE.”
“It’s completely inappropriate and she’s being removed,” Kelley told The Times. “They’re trained very clearly that that kind of behavior is unacceptable.”
“The Vietnamese news station is here I’m gonna shoot myself,” she tweeted this morning. Later she wrote that “Every voter that came is Vietnamese with the last name Nguyen or lee &; they don’t speak English,” followed by four emoticons of guns.
“Wow I would’ve switched … out,” replied another Twitter user.
“I didn’t know it was all Vietnamese & non English speakers,” the teen responded.
Kelley confirmed that the girl is part of the student poll worker program, but would give no further information because she is under the age of 18. Kelley said students participating in the program must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
The tweets and the user’s account have since been deleted. Attempts to contact the poll worker were unsuccessful.
A man answering the phone at her parents’ residence declined to comment.