Poll workers or pole workers — who are the real heroes? [SLIDESHOW]

This Election Day, poll workers will be an integral part of the democratic process as they process ballots and help voters understand how to fill in bubbles on a piece of paper like all the tests everyone took in high school.

Other types of pole workers, on the other hand, are tirelessly sliding up and down poles with incredible acrobatic ability to the enjoyment of many an American.

Both types of workers are completely necessary cogs in the machine of modern society. So who are the real heroes here? You decide.

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  • It's all smoke and mirrors -- just like a presidential campaign.
  • This New Jersey volunteer is certainly working that New Jersey polling location.
  • We would vote "yes" for any of her ballot initiatives.
  • This poll worker shows a voter how it's done.
  • You have to work that pole as hard during the Pole World Cup as you do on Election Day.
  • This woman is working that voting application like it's her job -- which it is.
  • This Spanish woman works this pole like it's her job -- which it is.
  • The Maryland poll worker on the left exhibits incredible talent in her chosen field.
  • A pole dancer in L.A. makes sure everyone knows what they're doing with their day. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo:FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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