View Poll Results: When do you think it makes the most sense to hold an election?

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  • Saturday

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Thread: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

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    Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?


    Why Do We Vote on Tuesday?


    Why Tuesday?: "In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote. We were an agrarian society. We traveled by horse and buggy. Farmers needed a day to get to the county seat, a day to vote, and a day to get back, without interfering with the three days of worship. So that left Tuesday and Wednesday, but Wednesday was market day. So, Tuesday it was. In 1875 Congress extended the Tuesday date for national House elections and in 1914 for federal Senate elections."

    Why Do We Vote on Tuesday? -- Political Wire

    Interesting! But, is it still useful? Are you in favor of keeping elections on the first Tuesday of November, b/c that's when we've always done it, or are you in favor of a different day or days?
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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Interesting! But, is it still useful? Are you in favor of keeping elections on the first Tuesday of November, b/c that's when we've always done it, or are you in favor of a different day or days?
    Why not tuesday? :/

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Why not tuesday? :/

    Work and school obligations could get in the way. I think the weekend makes more sense. Or mail, like Washington State does.

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Work and school obligations could get in the way. I think the weekend makes more sense. Or mail, like Washington State does.
    Or by the internet?

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    They should make Election Day a national holiday.
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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Or by the internet?
    No, I don't think that would be secure. Paper ballots !

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    They should make Election Day a national holiday.

    That would work, too !

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Tuesdays work fine.

    If someone is too damn lazy to vote on Tuesday, it's his choice.

    Eliminate the Al Franken Ballot, there's too much opportunity for fraud when the voter doesn't have to physically show up at the poll.

    Which is why the Democrats love the Al Franken Ballot.

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    They should make Election Day a national holiday.
    Yes, there's too much time between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.

    We'll have to sacrifice another holiday, though.

    I recommend MLKDAY. It's only two weeks after New Years and MONTHS before Memorial Day.

    So, make election day.....ummm....for some reason April First sounds like the most fitting day of the year to vote for your Congressman and Senator. And, it breaks up that long span between New Years and Memorial Day...and, gee, it's right before Tax Filing Day.

    Forget the day of the week, move the elections to April Fool's Day.

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    Re: Are Tuesday elections a good thing? When do you think we should vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes, there's too much time between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.

    We'll have to sacrifice another holiday, though.

    I recommend MLKDAY. It's only two weeks after New Years and MONTHS before Memorial Day.

    So, make election day.....ummm....for some reason April First sounds like the most fitting day of the year to vote for your Congressman and Senator. And, it breaks up that long span between New Years and Memorial Day...and, gee, it's right before Tax Filing Day.

    Forget the day of the week, move the elections to April Fool's Day.
    Why do you celebrate Columbus Day? Do you actually think Columbus discovered America? We could have the holiday around that time.

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