The letter's sender identified themselves as the Watcher, and claimed to be the house's watcher ahead of its "second coming". The Broadduses shared the content of the letters with The Cut, with the first one reading: "657 Boulevard has been the subject of my family for decades now and as it approaches its 110th birthday, I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.
watch is shallow by default: the callback will only trigger when the watched property has been assigned a new value - it won't trigger on nested property changes. If you want the callback to fire on all nested mutations, you need to use a deep watcher:
It is common for the watcher callback to use exactly the same reactive state as the source. For example, consider the following code, which uses a watcher to load a remote resource whenever the todoId ref changes:
For examples like these, with only one dependency, the benefit of watchEffect() is relatively small. But for watchers that have multiple dependencies, using watchEffect() removes the burden of having to maintain the list of dependencies manually. In addition, if you need to watch several properties in a nested data structure, watchEffect() may prove more efficient than a deep watcher, as it will only track the properties that are used in the callback, rather than recursively tracking all of them.
By default, user-created watcher callbacks are called before Vue component updates. This means if you attempt to access the DOM inside a watcher callback, the DOM will be in the state before Vue has applied any updates.
Watchers declared using the watch option or the $watch() instance method are automatically stopped when the owner component is unmounted, so in most cases you don't need to worry about stopping the watcher yourself.
Watchers declared synchronously inside setup() or are bound to the owner component instance, and will be automatically stopped when the owner component is unmounted. In most cases, you don't need to worry about stopping the watcher yourself.
The key here is that the watcher must be created synchronously: if the watcher is created in an async callback, it won't be bound to the owner component and must be stopped manually to avoid memory leaks. Here's an example:
Note that there should be very few cases where you need to create watchers asynchronously, and synchronous creation should be preferred whenever possible. If you need to wait for some async data, you can make your watch logic conditional instead:
Partisan poll watchers and challengers play a role in election transparency throughout the nation. In general, poll watchers are appointed by political parties and their primary purpose is to ensure that their party has a fair chance of winning an election. Poll watchers closely monitor election administration and may keep track of voter turnout for their parties. They are prohibited from interfering in the electoral process apart from reporting issues to polling place authorities and party officials.
In general, poll watcher's primary purpose is to ensure that their party has a fair chance of winning an election. Poll watchers closely monitor election administration and may keep track of voter turnout for their parties. They are prohibited from interfering in the electoral process apart from reporting issues to polling place authorities and party officials.
In most states, political parties, candidates and ballot issue committees can appoint poll watchers. Organizations and civic groups can also appoint poll watchers in some states. Poll watchers are often required to be registered voters, but states differ on whether the poll watcher must be registered in the county or precinct rather than just in the state. Often states will specify that candidates may not be poll watchers, and several states exclude law enforcement officers from being poll watchers.
Many states limit the number of poll watchers at a voting location to ensure the voting process is not disrupted and may be explicit about what a poll watcher may and may not do at a polling location.
Table One lists poll watcher qualifications (whether they need to be a registered voter, who is restricted from being a poll watcher, etc.), whether or not poll watchers are required to go through training provided by the state or local election offices, and what the process for authorizing or accrediting poll watchers is.
Table Two outlines what aspects of the election process poll watchers may observe, what they are permitted to do at voting locations, and limitations on the number of poll watchers and their behavior at voting locations.
Note: This resource is provided for policymaking purposes only, not as guidance for individuals wishing to serve as poll watchers or challengers. For more information on serving, please contact your local election official or local political party.
A watcher must have a written appointment letter or document signed by a candidate or chairman of the county political party. Each poll watcher shall be sworn to faithfully observe the rule of law prescribed for the conduct of elections.
Poll watchers include any: candidate, but only during the counting and tabulation of ballots and the processing of absentee ballots; authorized representative of a candidate; authorized representative of a group seeking the passage or defeat of a measure on the ballot; and
authorized representative of a political party with a candidate on the ballot. Members of the State Board of Election Commissioners or a county board of election commissioners may not serve as poll watchers.
A watcher must complete a training provided by or approved by the secretary of state before observing election activities where confidential or personally identifiable information may be within view or before observing voters dropping ballots off at a drop box. An approved training may be used for one calendar year from the date approved.
Anyone who wishes to witness the administration of election (poll watchers or election observers) must petition the Board for credentials. The petition must be filed not less than 2 weeks before the election, but the Board reserves the right to accept petitions filed less than two weeks before. The Board issues a badge for each authorized poll watcher or election observer which must be in plain view while observing.
Each party, each political committee and each candidate requesting to have poll watchers shall designate poll watchers in writing before noon of the second Tuesday preceding the election for Election Day poll and before noon at least 14 days before early voting begins to observe early voting. Poll watchers must be approved by the supervisor of elections on or before the Tuesday before the election or 7 days before early voting begins. Poll watchers must wear a badge identifying them by name.
Poll watchers must complete training provided by the political party, political body or candidate designating them. Upon request, the secretary of state shall make available material to each political party, political body, or candidate that can be utilized in such training but it is the responsibility of the political party, political body or candidate designating the poll watcher to instruct poll watchers in their duties and in applicable laws and rules and regulations.
All watchers shall be registered voters. Parents, spouses, siblings, children or the candidates themselves may not serve as poll watchers. Primary candidates who failed to receive a nomination from being a poll watcher in the general election are also prohibited from serving.
A candidate or party may designate official poll watchers at specified precincts on Election Day. A list of poll watchers must be submitted in advance of the election. Poll watchers must wear election-issued identification at all times.
All poll watchers are required to have proper credentials from the election authority or State Board of Elections. Credentials are handed out to local party officials, candidates and members of other organizations able to observe elections.
Poll watchers may be appointed by the political party executive or central committees, non-party political organizations, candidates who are nominated by petition: and groups opposing or supporting public measures on the ballot.
The following individuals or entities may designate challengers and watchers: the State Board of Elections for any polling place in the state; a local board of elections for any polling place in the county; candidate, including write-in candidates; recognized political party; or any other group supporting or opposing a candidate principle or proposition on the ballot that has formed a political committee. The designating authority issues a Challenger and Watcher Certificate.
Anyone who wishes to observe the election process (and who is not a qualified election challenger) may serve as a poll watcher. A challenger must be a registered voter in the state, not a candidate or election inspector, and must carry an identification card.
A poll watcher must be either a registered voter of the state or an individual representing a state-based, national or international election monitoring organization. A candidate or spouse of a candidate is not eligible to be a poll watcher.
Any political party, affiliated candidate, organization of persons interested in a question on the ballot, or a nonpartisan organization interested in Nebraska's elections and the elective process may appoint one or more poll watchers. Any such person or organization intending to appoint one or more poll watchers shall provide written notification to the election commissioner or county clerk of the county in which the poll watchers will be active on Election Day no later than the close of business on the Wednesday prior to Election Day.
Each political party must supply credentials for watchers. The district court, having jurisdiction over any such county, may appoint additional watchers for any location. Watchers must take an oath administered by the local election official. Any national or international election monitoring organization intending to appoint poll watchers must provide written notification to the secretary of state no later than the close of business on the Wednesday prior to Election Day. The notification must include a list of appointed poll watchers and a list of the counties and precincts to be observed and shall be provided prior to each election at which one or more poll watchers will be active. 350c69d7ab