2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

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A Century of Elections

Helen Garza and Rita Chavez Medina have each been working elections in Santa Clara County for more than 50 years.

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    Helen Garza and Rita Chavez Medina have each been working elections in Santa Clara County for more than fifty years. (Published Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012)

     Helen Garza and Rita Chavez Medina have probably forgotten more about how to run an election than most of us will ever know.

    The two South Bay women have been poll workers for Santa Clara County for more than half a century. Rita's first election was in 1952, Helen's was in 1960.

    Both women say it is a desire to help others, imparted by their mothers, that keeps them coming back election after election.

    Watch their story, above.