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The U.S. election day is always held on a Tuesday because in 1845 farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Should election day be moved to the weekend?

The U.S. election day is always held on a Tuesday because in 1845 farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Should election day be moved to the weekend?
  • Yes, election day should be moved to the weekend.

    Yes, election day should be moved to the weekend because too many people have to skip the polls in order to stay at work. If voting occurred on the weekend, more people would be able to vote. The more people who vote, the better off this country will be in the long run.

  • Tradition That Shouldn't Change

    Election Day doesn't need to be moved. There are plenty of channels that allow for people to vote conveniently. There is no excuse for not having gone to vote that is not just self predetermined. It is a tradition that should not change because it is not harming anybody or too inconvenient.

  • Election Day should stay in its traditional place.

    No, election day should not be moved to the weekend. Tuesday is a traditional day for elections. Tradition is part of the process, almost as a federal holiday. As a business day, it also encourages an atmosphere of business and importance around election day. If it were moved to the weekend, people might choose their fun activities rather than take a moment to vote.

  • No, election day should stay where it is

    Early voting, whether in person or by mail, is available in many places. If someone knows they won't be able to go to the polls on election day or if they just want to skip the crowds, they can vote early. If election day moved to the weekend it's probable that even fewer people would vote because they wouldn't want to spend one of their few days off at the polling place. Plus, many people have other commitments that day and there are competing interests such as sporting events. It's best to leave election day on Tuesday, but make sure people understand their option to vote early.


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