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It means that I'm an illegal alien. No, I'm human, who happens to live in the country illegally.
— Mateo

"Election Day" is the eighth episode of Season Two of Superstore, and the nineteenth episode of the show overall.


Dina and Glenn cover-up a polling error, Amy and Jonah sway the staff's vote, Mateo hides his undocumented status.


I'm with stupid.

The store is a voting station on Election Day 2016 and Glenn and Dina are arguing where the voters should line up. Polling station worker Dorothy tells Dina they should open but Dina and Glenn fight over who should enter the code to open the doors. They both put in the code and are locked-out for 5 minutes. Jonah and Amy enter the Break Room to find election pamphlets from corporate. In Glenn's Office they complain to him that the pamphlets tell the workers to vote for a pro-business candidate and derides one who is pro-worker. Glenn doesn't see a problem with the pamphlet and mentions that no one read his emergency safety memo that details the store got an "F" in tornado preparedness. After Dina tells Cheyenne and Mateo to vote, Mateo confides to Cheyenne that he's an illegal alien. She suggests getting one of the "I Voted" stickers to fool everyone.

We could be changing the course of history.

Jimmie Johnson crashes into a kid's car. (♫ Cheap Trick - Surrender ♫) As Dina is talking to poll worker Syd, Glenn interrupts with an urn of coffee. Syd goes to get a danish, Dina won't budge from the table Glenn wants to put the urn on and they spill the coffee into a polling box ruining the ballots. Dina runs away with the box. Amy and Jonah show the pamphlet to Garrett who doesn't care and find Marcus likes the pro-business candidate because he can relate to simple platitudes. Amy and Jonah decide to create their own pamphlet. Mateo tries to get a sticker from Dorothy but she won't give him one unless he votes. In Glenn's office, Dina and Glenn are drying the ballots with a hair dryer until Glenn brings in a large fan which blows them out his window. They go outside to search for them but the ballots are gone and Cheyenne sees them.

I'm from Brooklyn over here!

Amy and Jonah deliberate over the font to use in their pamphlets while Garrett mocks them. Cheyenne gives Mateo a sticker she made herself which he declares is garbage. A woman uses the voting booths as a change room. (♫ Madonna – Material Girl ♫) Dina cozies up to Cheyenne and asks if she knows of any illegal acts, to see if she knows about the ballots. Cheyenne thinks of Mateo's secret, says no and excuses herself. At a staff gathering, Amy and Jonah hand out their pamphlet and encourage the staff to vote for the pro-worker candidate. (♫ Rae Sremmurd – Start a Party ♫) They approach more staff including those in the Warehouse and watch as they vote pro-worker. Cheyenne warns Mateo that Dina may know about his undocumented status.

It's a good time to be Naomi.

Amy and Jonah have a break and are practicing their Brooklyn accents. They complement each other and are having a good time. Exiting the washroom, Syd is stopped by Glenn and Dina who try to discretely ask him the penalty for voter fraud. When they find out it is severe they are alarmed. Amy is relating a story to Jonah when they are interrupted by an attractive woman who Jonah introduces as Naomi, whom he is dating. Jonah says he'll have to hand out pamphlets later and Amy appears a bit put off. As Mateo is throwing away garbage, he sees an "I Voted" sticker in the trash. He reaches for it but Roger pours nacho cheese on it.

You'd be very popular in prison.

Three kids get many of the "I Voted" stickers from a poll worker. (♫ Kim Wilde – Kids in America ♫) Glenn and Dina separately visit Marcus in the Warehouse to ask his advice as he's been in prison. Where two people have committed a crime that's been witnessed, he says that one should get the other confessing on tape for a reduced sentence. Amy asks Garrett and Mateo about Naomi and is a bit jealous. Mateo tries to takes Amy's sticker but ends up touching her breast. In Glenn's Office, Glenn and Dina try to get each other to talk about the ballot box incident while recording each other.

You just said it's OK!

Naomi leaves the store and Jonah goes back to help Amy with the pamphlets. However, she now has Marcus taking Jonah's place. Marcus is bullying Myrtle and carries her to the voting station. Mateo buys Garrett's sticker and tries to explain but Garrett doesn't care and rolls away. Glenn and Dina are still at it and yell for Mateo and Cheyenne to get out of the office when Mateo goes to show off his sticker. The pro-labor candidate is elected and an elated Amy meets Marcus in the Break Room. They hug over the win and Marcus tries to kiss Amy. Syd and Dorothy notice the missing ballots but it's much less than the last election so they don't care. Dina and Glenn are now impersonating each other to get a confession.


Main cast

Featured cast

See also

Also see Season Two minor employees.

Running Gags

  • Amy's name tag: Amy wears a different name tag in every episode. For this one it's "Millie".
  • Crazy Customers and music: For all customer interludes and music see Election Day (music).
  • Glenn's tie: Many clouds.
  • We're not in Kansas: When Amy and Jonah come into Glenn's office to complain about the election pamphlets, Glenn mentions that the store got an "F" in tornado preparedness and the inspector said it is basically a house of cards.




Baby face. Kind eyes. Soft skin. Cute tummy. You'd be very popular.Marcus describing Glenn


Superstore Season Two Episodes
OlympicsStrikeBack to WorkGuns, Pills, and BirdsSpokesman ScandalDog Adoption DayHalloween TheftElection DaySeasonal HelpBlack FridayLost and FoundRebrandingLadies' LunchValentine's DaySuper Hot StoreWellness FairIntegrity AwardMateo's Last DayGlenn's KidsSpring CleaningCheyenne's WeddingTornado

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Olympics11.jpg    "Olympics" August 19, 2016
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Jonathan Green

Amy gets the opportunity to meet her childhood idol; Glenn struggles to balance his excessive patriotism; Jonah discovers a secret about Mateo's past; Dina works to create a memorable closing ceremony. (Viewers: 9.67 million)

Strike.JPG    "Strike" September 22, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Jackie Clarke

A full-fledged strike ensues when a group of Cloud 9 employees walk off the job to protest the firing of Glenn. Jonah tries to help Amy negotiate with corporate; Garrett meets a gorgeous woman on the picket line. (Viewers: 5.45 million)

S02E02-Marcus cuts off thumb.jpg    "Back to Work" September 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Eric Ledgin

A workplace accident threatens Amy's plan to impress the district manager; Glenn tries to come off as a strict boss; Jonah tries to help Dina win over the co-workers she betrayed in the strike. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

GPAB.JPG    "Guns, Pills, and Birds" October 6, 2016
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Matt Hubbard

Jonah is assigned to the gun section of the store and refuses to sell to anyone he deems suspicious. Glenn tries to buy the store's entire stock of morning-after pills. (Viewers: 5.18 million)

S02E04-Kyle standup.jpg    "Spokesman Scandal" October 13, 2016
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Gabe Miller

When the company's spokesperson is accused of a crime, Glenn begins to worry he should know more about his employees; Amy and Jonah challenge each other to a series of dares; Cheyenne annoys Garrett and Sandra with her baby talk. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

Dog.JPG    "Dog Adoption Day" October 20, 2016
Directed by: Betsy Thomas - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Cheyenne and Bo fight, prompting Amy and Glenn to give them advice in very different forms; Mateo and Jonah oversee dog adoption at the store; Garrett taunts Dina when she refuses to adjust his time card. (Viewers: 4.18 million)

S02E06-Staff in costumes.jpg    "Halloween Theft" October 27, 2016
Directed by: Alisa Statman - Written by: Karey Dornetto

After an apparent theft, Dina launches a store-wide investigation interrupting everyone's Halloween plans; Jonah and Cheyenne attempt to bond; Garrett tries to defend himself in Dina's theft probe. (Viewers: 4.21 million)

Election.JPG    "Election Day" November 3, 2016
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu

The store becomes an official polling place; Dina and Glenn are stuck in a cover-up; Mateo hides his undocumented status. (Viewers: 3.58 million)

Seasonal.jpg    "Seasonal Help" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Jackie Clarke

Glenn hires Amy's husband, Adam for extra help during the holidays; Jonah and Garrett grow frustrated with the seasonal temps; Glenn looks for the perfect store Santa. (Viewers: 5.19 million)

S02E09-BF crowd.jpg    "Black Friday" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Eric Ledgin

The staff comes down with food poisoning; Jonah documents the day with home video; Glenn's disposition changes; Mateo and Cheyenne discover a lucrative Black Friday side business. (Viewers: 3.79 million)

S02E10-Lost and Found bin.jpg    "Lost and Found" January 5, 2017
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Amy walks away with a huge wad of cash from the lost and found bin and is pressured to spend the money various ways; Dina and Garrett deal with their fling; Glenn tries to stave off staff depression. (Viewers: 4.43 million)

S02E11-Rex fingers up.jpg    "Rebranding" January 12, 2017
Directed by: Bill Purple - Written by: Matt Hubbard

VP Rex brings a rebranding and is part of Jonah's past, Dina hunts a snitch, Cheyenne hides discounted products. (Viewers: 4.33 million)

S02E12-The Charhouse.jpg    "Ladies' Lunch" February 2, 2017
Directed by: Todd Biermann - Written by: Vanessa Ramos

Glenn accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch". Jonah and Garrett invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo in the process. Cheyenne helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look. (Viewers: 3.99 million)

S02E13-Miles dancing.jpg    "Valentine's Day" February 9, 2017
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: John Kazlauskas

A well-intentioned Amy and Glenn get caught up in the Valentine's Day spirit, quickly learning what happens when you try and force love. Meanwhile, Jonah goes undercover to try and catch a serial shoplifter and ends up getting closer to her than Dina would like; Mateo begins to unravel as Sandra's relationship with Jeff takes a new turn. (Viewers: 3.54 million)

S02E14-Brett and Sam enjoy the cold.jpg    "Super Hot Store" February 16, 2017
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Joe Barrasas

A store-wide heater malfunction magnifies angry tensions between Amy, Jonah and the Warehouse employees after both sides refuse to clean up a spill; Dina and Garrett get close. (Viewers: 3.67 million)

S02E15-Amy and Emma hooky.jpg    "Wellness Fair" February 23, 2017
Directed by: Alex Reid - Written by: Owen Ellickson

Amy sees Mateo out on a secret date with Jeff; Glenn resents Jonah for outshining him on the store's Wellness Fair; Dina tries to prove Amy faked being sick; many relationship secrets are revealed. (Viewers: 3.51 million)

Integrity.jpg    "Integrity Award" March 16, 2017
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Gabe Miller

Jonah accompanies Amy on a trip to help her mom and dad move out of her childhood home. Glenn desperately wants to win the new Cloud 9 Integrity Award but starts to worry that Garrett has a better chance of winning. Dina tries to take advantage of Mateo's relationship with Jeff to fix problems in the store and Cheyenne gets caught up in Glenn's self-serving campaign. (Viewers: 4.17 million)

S02E17-Mateo and Cloud 9 sign.jpg    "Mateo's Last Day" March 23, 2017
Directed by: America Ferrera - Written by: Jonathan Green

When Mateo faces complications with his transfer to a Cloud 9 Signature store, he becomes desperate to resolve his undocumented status. Amy helps Glenn battle an Internet troll, Jonah and Cheyenne try to give Mateo legal counsel, and Dina and Garrett take issue with corporate over their relationship. (Viewers: 4.15 million)

S02E18-Sturgis family.jpg    "Glenn's Kids" April 6, 2017
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Glenn invites all of his kids to the store causing disorder among the employees. Jonah develops a romantic interest in Glenn's 25-year-old daughter, and Amy gets caught in the middle. Garrett, Dina and Cheyenne struggle to keep track of one of the toddlers and Mateo tricks the kids into working for him as he grapples with life after Jeff. (Viewers: 3.08 million)

SpringCleaning19.jpg    "Spring Cleaning" April 20, 2017
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Amy and Garrett embark on an investigation as they sift through abandoned photos during the store's spring cleaning. Jonah goes out of his way to befriend Glenn in hopes of gaining his approval in dating his daughter. Cheyenne's fiancé Bo starts working at the store for some fast cash, taking advantage of Dina and Mateo's store knowledge. (Viewers: 3.15 million)

CheyennesWedding11.jpg    "Cheyenne's Wedding" April 27, 2017
Directed by: Michael Weaver - Written by: Vanessa Ramos, Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu

It's Cheyenne and Bo's dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Relationships unravel as Amy and Jonah confront their feelings. Glenn tries to change Jeff's mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo dodges Jeff throughout the wedding. (Viewers: 2.77 million)

S02E21-Brett and tornado.jpg    "Tornado" May 4, 2017
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Justin Spitzer

Everyone in the store is on edge as Glenn tries to figure out which employees to lay off. Jonah struggles with the fallout of an admission he made to Amy, Garrett and Dina spar, and Mateo forms alliances to keep his job. A tornado warning goes into effect at the worst possible time, forcing the staff into uncomfortable groups. (Viewers: 2.91 million)