Election Day, without a doubt, needs to be a national holiday. With only about 1/2-1/3 of eligible voters voting it is clear that there is some kind of flaw within the system. Many Americans go home tired from their long days at work and don't feel the need to go vote, not to mention the hassle of scurrying from work to vote.
Because whos going to be more likely to vote? The democrats sitting on their butt collecting welfare and food stamps? Or hard working non involved in governmental give away republicans? Thaats right the ignorant democrats Republicans are honestly the reason that this country is awesome. Democrats are ruining it because theyre 'disabled'
I believe Election Day should be a national holiday just like Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Election day is a very important day for everybody. If this was a holiday and most people had the day off it would encourage people to go out and vote and make a difference in the election. A lot of people have to work that day and just don't bother to take the time to vote due to time constraints with their job.
I believe that making Election Day a national holiday would increase citizen involvement in the election. It would make it much easier for more people to get out and vote, as well as follow the election coverage to stay more informed. Many countries around the world already have their election days as national holidays, and I think it is time for the U.S. to do the same.
with the poor poor amount of voters out there currently, I'm sure a day off might bring about more of a reason to vote. Why do most not today? busy, tired from a long day of work? Understandable, so I assume giving them time will cease the excuses. A democracy is a precious thing, without a people to voice there opinions. It kind of hard to run one.
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Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. If election day was a holiday it would waste time. To fill out a ballot it just takes a few minutes. I don't think that it would have to take a whole day to fill out a ballot. To fill out a ballot it should just be really quick.
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At the end of the day voting is a choice and if you really want to vote most jobs will let you leave and come back. I see it as something that isn't worth doing because a large part of our country is unable to vote because of either age or not being a citizen.
Why does federal election day have to be a national holiday? I was assigned to research this for my debate class, and I have found that it is just plain stupid to have another holiday. Our economy is bad, and we only have 22 days in a month to work, so why take one more day off for just sitting around, voting, and then being unproductive for the rest of the day? Younger citizens of the U.S. go to school less than 49% of the year, and though you may think that one day wouldn't make a difference, but those days wasted can add up. And yes, I understand that maybe it will increase the voter percentage, but those people choose not to vote, not because there isn't enough publicity for it! It is just ridiculous to have federal election day as a national holiday
With increased technology, there is no reason to make election day a holiday. People can vote from home and in advance of election day easily. It would be better to make a new holiday out of a day that celebrates an important figure from history. Voting usually takes less than 30 minutes and if people were off from work it might encourage them to make other plans rather than voting.