Voting On Tuesday - How Is This Still A Thing?: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Tuesday voting is highly inconvenient, so why do we still do it?
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  1. Amy Pieterse

    Amy Pieterse6 days ago

    notice that the lines to votes appear only in communities of color....

  2. Galastel

    Galastel23 days ago

    In Israel we vote on Tuesday, and I really have no idea why. I mean, the Sabbath is on Saturday, voting day has always been a national holiday, and nobody ever had to travel longer than a ten-minute walk to vote. No voter registration. Also, no long lines because there's enough voting points. Voting turnout is always upwards of 65%, rather closer to 70%. Watch and learn, America.

  3. ThatGuy67

    ThatGuy67Month ago

    So, basically, make it a day off, so you have more f*cks at the polls in even longer lines.

  4. ThatGuy67

    ThatGuy67Month ago

    To keep the idiotic shits out.

  5. Piyush Gupta

    Piyush GuptaMonth ago

    I feel like I watch this video every few years, forgetting the reason by the time I watch it the next time.

  6. Lauren Goff

    Lauren GoffMonth ago

    seriously we have the internet now, how do we still have to actually physically go to the polls? We don't have to leave our houses for anything else.

  7. Rômulo Fiúza e Mello

    Rômulo Fiúza e Mello2 months ago

    In Brazil all elections take place on Sundays. Thanks God!

  8. Kathryn Hale

    Kathryn Hale2 months ago

    I just vote early (short lines) or request an absentee ballot. It’s easy if you plan ahead a little. And in my case, I even live across the street from my polling place and am always given the day off... but who wants to wait.

  9. Dave Dee

    Dave Dee3 months ago

    People that are born in 2020 will be eligible to vote in the 2040 election. That day is already set as Tuesday, November 6, 2040. How can you want to have off for a day that we know of 20 years in advance? And NO national holiday...we already have enough holidays where people don't work and/or go to school. We don't need another one.

  10. John M

    John M3 months ago

    Your argument makes zero fucking sense dude

  11. arnab banerjee

    arnab banerjee3 months ago

    Voting day isn't a national holiday in the US? Wow! Do you even like being a democracy!

  12. weismeister121

    weismeister1213 months ago

    John, bring back "how is this still a thing"

  13. Brian Butzen

    Brian Butzen4 months ago

    Making it a public holiday doesn't help a lot of people to be able to make it, and moving it to the weekend won't help those same people. It may even be more difficult since public transportation is more limited on the weekends in most places.

  14. gg454lune

    gg454lune4 months ago

    French people always vote on Sunday and it's a lot more convenient. A little annoying but still convenient.

  15. jesse battista

    jesse battista5 months ago

    tuesday is video game patch day and release day

  16. Dutch Van Der Linde

    Dutch Van Der Linde6 months ago

    Because republicans don't want more people to vote and sure as hell can't afford for religious people to be left out instead of the employed.

  17. Akitas in the House

    Akitas in the House6 months ago

    Why stop at that question? How about: Why are there not enough polling stations for the size of the US population? Why are voting hours so short? Why are people arbitrarily removed from the voter registration lists? Why isn't more time given for advanced polling? And probably most importantly: WHY THE FUCK ARE AMERICAN ELECTIONS DECIDED BY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE INSTEAD OF ACTUAL VOTERS??? I have never seen a democratic nation so determined to prevent their own people from voting as the USA.

  18. CGossRunnn

    CGossRunnn7 months ago

    Here in Canada the days seem to change every election but polling hours are fairly convenient being open 12 hours so most people can find the time to get to the polling station. I've never had to wait more than a half hour, and thats with a line up and having to verify my change of address from a couple months prior. First time I voted when I was 18 I was surpised how easy and quick it was (as in Canada we are inundated with American media even more so than other countries so it gives the illusion that voting in other places is just as much of a struggle as it is there). We have automatic registration and I think that is why it seems to go so well.

  19. Nauke90

    Nauke907 months ago

    OMG I had no Idea it is THAT TOUGH to vote in the US. In Germany I always , like, walked through, it is super easy to vote.. no waiting time at all. I am actually sorry for the US, whatever shit they are doing today, still they were a heavy motor for Democracy of the western hemisphere. You guys deserve an easy going voting-day.

  20. Saksham Rakesh Srivastava

    Saksham Rakesh Srivastava8 months ago

    I doubt HBO will cancel this show any time soon. This is just too good ... Love from India.

  21. David Hill

    David Hill8 months ago

    Here in Australia we vote on a Saturday (it's also compulsory to vote )

  22. Kaitlin Rachel Baumgarten

    Kaitlin Rachel Baumgarten9 months ago

    I live in Oregon and we just have mail-in voting.. it's so easy, and you can drop your ballot basically any public building anytime in the 2 weeks they give you.

  23. Bob Miller

    Bob Miller10 months ago

    America sucks. There are so many fucking ways we could improve this country if we could just get rid of Republican politicians and their billionaire leashholders.

  24. aluisious

    aluisious11 months ago

    Ah, America. Make voting the day after the day after the Sabbath, while never realizing the Sabbath is Saturday.

  25. Zoe Wood

    Zoe Wood11 months ago

    Making it on a weekend would still hurt the working class. Restaurants, hospitals, etc all have weekend workers

  26. BritAmerica Ball

    BritAmerica Ball11 months ago

    Under the Philippine 1987 constitution, the election shall be held at 2nd Monday on the Month of May and its hot as that is a summer that can reach to 35 °C(idk in farenthein)and it's a National Special Non-Working Holiday

  27. swanpride

    swanpride11 months ago

    Watching this segment is striking how many black people are standing in those four hour lines.

  28. Koushik Biswas

    Koushik Biswas11 months ago

    i am dying to know whos voice is this?

  29. dragoncatoverload

    dragoncatoverloadYear ago

    Michigan has absentee voting which is mail in voting.

  30. The Life and Times of Alfredo Darling

    The Life and Times of Alfredo DarlingYear ago

    If you haven't yet, perhaps Ranked Choice Voting would make for a suitable future topic. Thank you for what y'all do.

  31. M.Linoge

    M.LinogeYear ago

    1.100 people are happy it's on a Tuesday?

  32. Miles Hawkins

    Miles HawkinsYear ago

    Voter supression. Republicans would never win again if everyone voted.

  33. Brendon Ryan

    Brendon RyanYear ago

    Pickle Rickkkkkk

  34. imagiccion

    imagiccionYear ago

    Another solution: make mail-in & early-voting options federally mandated.

  35. Jenova Lee

    Jenova LeeYear ago

    Seriously, comments? No Raul Julia as Bison memes?

  36. adamstom97

    adamstom97Year ago

    Why would you have only one day on which you can vote? How does that make any sense?

  37. Ulquiorra Cifer

    Ulquiorra CiferYear ago

    Actually quite relevant to me. When I turned 18, I was going to vote in a local election, but I was still a senor in High School, and I had a part time job after school. So, I legitimately had no time to vote.

  38. ForeverMe543

    ForeverMe543Year ago

    Put it on a work day, one day, and require ID. There, your basic human right of voting has been taken.

  39. OriginalTharios

    OriginalThariosYear ago are these still a thing? Clearly, people have no idea what's in their best interests. Everyone voted for either Hillary, or Trump. As if write-ins aren't a thing...and as if there aren't hundreds of individuals who are both more well-known, more well-liked, and at least nominally more qualified to be President, than ANY of the candidates were in the last cycle. But no, you all voted in binary, like you do every fucking time. So...time to take your votes away. If you can't take care of your lose them. End of discussion.

  40. Youthoob Gamer

    Youthoob GamerYear ago

    Election day should be full day holiday on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m

  41. akshay mamulwar

    akshay mamulwarYear ago

    In India We have holiday on voting day

  42. TheDeff001

    TheDeff001Year ago

    in germany voting always takes place on a sunday you can also vote via mail for a few weeks before the actual vote

  43. SpookyRoseV

    SpookyRoseVYear ago

    Yet again as this election shows we just refuse to update from the 1800’s

  44. Debra Roy

    Debra RoyYear ago

    your vote does not count. stop wasting your time

  45. Spooky Blue

    Spooky BlueYear ago

    Why not just have a whole week to vote

  46. Mark Fennell

    Mark FennellYear ago

    Great video. I would like to see a national Day of voting. All businesses closed except for food gas etc.

  47. mellakat80

    mellakat80Year ago

    Whnt19 is Huntsville, Alabama. I hated that. The other problem is how they register us to vote. Some of our votes didn't even count at that time because many of us, despite the fact of registering were put on provisional ballots. And they did not count them correctly

  48. Scarlett Buchanan

    Scarlett BuchananYear ago

    Jesus why not just have a shit tone of small voting stations like in the UK like I voted in a primary school that's was a 3 minute walk away

  49. phoebephoebo .sydney

    phoebephoebo .sydneyYear ago

    2:00 in the UK polling stations are open 7am-10pm so voters can visit outside normal working hours, and you can generally walk to your nearest one (I've lived in 5 different locations and always walked). And if that's too hard, there are postal votes. I've never seen a long queue for one, even on the news. I know the US has a bigger population and a larger area to cover- but those queues seemed to be happening in urban areas. If you can spend millions on ad campaigns, you can spend more on polling stations.

  50. 9876karthi

    9876karthiYear ago

    What??? election day is not a national holiday in US??? it is weird??? I think it is a public holiday in every other democracy

  51. mdudegamer

    mdudegamerYear ago

    Where I live this isn't really a problem because you can drop off an envelope with your ballot whenever you have time. I was honestly surprised to find out it isn't a more common practice.

  52. Kate Bottley

    Kate BottleyYear ago

    I liked it when they said Tuesday

  53. Lolana Kahale

    Lolana KahaleYear ago

    so we can't skip church but absent from work is okay? how are we gonna donate our money to chuch when we got none

  54. Ryne Green

    Ryne GreenYear ago

    I’m thinking it is still a thing now because it keep voter turnout low

  55. Scobragon

    ScobragonYear ago

    What is that ecstacy of gold sounding song at 3:18?

  56. AK Chohos

    AK ChohosYear ago

    For an ‘advanced’ nation, America surely panders to its 19th century rural society.

  57. LexiLSify

    LexiLSifyYear ago

    In France voting day is always on a Sunday. You can have absentee ballots but no mail vote or early voting. Polls are in town halls, and schools so that everyone can vote near(ish) their homes and it avoids crowding one specific place. And they're open from 7am to like 6, 7 or 8pm in big cities. (also, it's still paper ballots, and you need your electoral card and an ID).

  58. THATpower 11

    THATpower 11Year ago

    0:50 oh fuck the beginning of cancer as pickle rick

  59. Paola Rosario

    Paola RosarioYear ago

    Our voting day, in Puerto Rico, is a fucking mess LMAO seriously, the whole thing is just a big excuse to party.

  60. Ro G

    Ro GYear ago

    Every state should have mail-in voting.

  61. JamesHLanier

    JamesHLanierYear ago

    If voting was easy, Republicans would never win another election.