How Poll Worker Shortages Impact Elections | The Daily Show

Published on November 8, 2022

Is being a poll worker a thankless job or an incredibly thankless job? Desi Lydic investigates the reasons behind the poll worker shortage and how it’s affecting the integrity of elections. #DailyShow #Comedy



  • kevjtnbtmglr 7 months ago

    What can I expect to be in a potluck?

  • Pandadog 55 7 months ago

    I Love Desi

  • who was in Paris? 7 months ago

    Forget the election sonic frontiers just came out

  • Steve Just Saying 7 months ago

    Desi should just suggest them to recruit thousands of pole dancers to be poll workers, because they are already trained and will definitely get more guys out to vote!

  • A human 7 months ago

    Democrats and the left already coming up with excuses huh Trevor

  • UberLummox 7 months ago

    We need to make voting mandatory, but guess who would never allow that law to pass.

  • asphaltrivers 7 months ago

    Hahahaha, the captions say votedemic 2020

  • Mind YourOwn 7 months ago

    Even though poll workers volunteer. They do get paid tax free for the day. I used to volunteer when I was 17, 18 and 19. We didn’t get training as far as I can remember. We just was assigned to a location near where we worked and expected to show up. Those with prior experience would show us what to do and tell us the rules. It’s a slightly different expectation in each state and city.

  • Sanjeev Sharma 7 months ago

    Pathetic How US conduct elections. India has much more matured process and technology.

  • William Hartley 7 months ago

    “Thank you for your service” applies to poll workers too.

  • Fragancia 7 months ago

    Why doesn’t Poll workers receive fair compensation for their time when the job they do is so important to upkeep democracy?

  • Edwardt DDO 7 months ago

    I’ve to admit that in my 24 years of being part of the pole worker team, one individual, just one, thanked me for doing what we do.
    But the food is great and the feeling of being the backbone of democracy makes my day.

  • Patti Criss 7 months ago

    Desi is a national treasure.

  • David Beppler 7 months ago

    If it was important they would pay for it. Obviously it is not important. I have an idea. The Police can do it. They are public servants who have to be impartial as part of their jobs. They can do it. Also, they get paid. Every week. They even have a union.

  • Impus Tredecim 7 months ago

    I’m applying to be a poll worker in the next election.

  • The Armchair Anthropologist 7 months ago

    There is a shortage in poll workers because it is a VOLUNTEER based role that requires training. When you have Americans working 2+ jobs, there is no time to volunteer. Volunteering implies that you have time to give away and in modern day America, capitalism always wins.


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