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    Why do we vote on Tuesday and not on the weekend?
    I'm glad I work from home but for those who have a regular 9 to 5 which is the majority of Americans, why do we hold the Elections on Tuesdays? ...

    I think the Election day should be a National Holiday.

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    It has to do with our farming roots. They didn't want voting on a traditional religious day (Sunday). Monday and Wednesday were used for traveling, by horse, so Tuesday was picked as the day.

    Funny that you asked because I just read this on Yahoo news earlier today.

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    Thanks for the info.. I still think "Election Day" should be a National Holiday

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    Wish I lived in one of the 30+ states that allow early voting. I think those states will avoid a lot of problems the crowds will cause elsewhere today.
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    I'm not sure about it being a national holiday since I think people would slack off and go on vacation instead of going to vote. However, I think that employers should have to give paid voting time off OR that voting could be done on the internet or something so that people don't have to leave or have jobs conduct their own polling areas or something. Something beyond just having to let people leave to go vote.

    I'm not sure what the solution should be really, but better incentives to go vote and not have to deal with your employer being a road block.

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    I think voting should last for like an entire week, giving everyone plenty of time to get out and vote or push more for absentee voting.
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    Ditto on absentee. Luckily, I live in an area with early voting. 3+ hours in line to vote early--crazy!!!

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    Here in Florida, we're fortunate to have early voting. Early voting polls here in Orange County (where Orlando is located) remained open from 7am-7pm for two weeks up through Nov. 1, which was when I cast my vote. I only waited two hours, which seemed to be the average wait here. In the process chatted with everyone around me in line. It seemed more like a social gathering rather than a decision to vote! lol Did anyone else take advantage of early voting in your state?

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    I've taken advantage of California's permanent absentee status ever since they brought it out a couple years ago. It gives me more time to really look at the ballot and research stuff before making a decision anyway.

    I could never really remember to take those sample ballots with me before since I'd inevitably be going from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidVanHook
    I'm glad I work from home but for those who have a regular 9 to 5 which is the majority of Americans, why do we hold the Elections on Tuesdays? ...
    Because Mondays are hangover day, and Wednesday are hump day!
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidVanHook
    I think the Election day should be a National Holiday.
    What?

    Do you need another federal free pay day, or you just want another pay BBQ day?


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