View Poll Results: Election day - Mandatory holiday?

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Making it a holiday will just bring lazy schmoes who don't really care about voting to the polls for the first few years, after that they will just take advantage of their free day off work and stop bothering with it.
    What's wrong with that? I don't care if they take the rest of the day off, or if they take the day off without voting later. But there's nothing wrong with giving people ample opportunity to vote.

    And there's a reason why older people are such a powerful voting bloc - it's because they are retired and have the free day to vote. By making it a holiday, more people can take advantage of it to vote, which they probably will.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Not all jobs give vacation days.

    Now that I think about it, when voting day came around last November, I was in the middle of an implementation and at a time like that, asking for a day off would probably have gotten me fired. (I voted early because I knew it was coming though)
    LOL, if people want to vote, they will. If they don't really care to, then it's not a big deal to them.

    BTW, have you figured out how much it will cost?
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Not all jobs give vacation days.

    Now that I think about it, when voting day came around last November, I was in the middle of an implementation and at a time like that, asking for a day off would probably have gotten me fired. (I voted early because I knew it was coming though)
    DING DING DING DING DING.

    You voted early because you knew it was coming.
    Guess what, we have early voting for that purpose... thus... we don't need no stinking vacation day.... err holiday.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    How often does that happen?
    I know it's been a problem in Florida, especially the last election.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    LOL, if people want to vote, they will. If they don't really care to, then it's not a big deal to them.

    BTW, have you figured out how much it will cost?
    I don't care how much it will cost.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    What's wrong with that? I don't care if they take the rest of the day off, or if they take the day off without voting later. But there's nothing wrong with giving people ample opportunity to vote.

    And there's a reason why older people are such a powerful voting bloc - it's because they are retired and have the free day to vote. By making it a holiday, more people can take advantage of it to vote, which they probably will.
    People have ample opportunity to vote now, most just don't want to.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    DING DING DING DING DING.

    You voted early because you knew it was coming.
    Guess what, we have early voting for that purpose... thus... we don't need no stinking vacation day.... err holiday.
    Or we can have both early voting and a vacation day and those who voted early have the benefit of a day off for their prudence.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't care how much it will cost.
    How irresponsible.

    You want to spend brazillions of dollars on a scheme that will likely have zero impact on voter turnout?
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    DING DING DING DING DING.

    You voted early because you knew it was coming.
    Guess what, we have early voting for that purpose... thus... we don't need no stinking vacation day.... err holiday.
    It very well could have happened that there was no implementation scheduled but there could have been an unexpected outage and an all-hands situation.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    How irresponsible.

    You want to spend brazillions of dollars on a scheme that will likely have zero impact on voter turnout?
    I doubt it will have zero impact. And there are certain things that I consider to be more important than money.

    Besides, most of this debate can simply be solved if we have voting over a Saturday and Sunday where most people are not scheduled to work.

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