Should national election day be moved to the weekend or made a holiday?

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Should national election day be moved ?

  1. It should stay where its at

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  2. Should be moved to a weekend

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  3. Should stay where its at but be made into a national holiday.

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Should national election day be moved to the weekend?

    Poll pending....

    explain answer.



    MY response:

    YES. Tuesday as national voting day is way out dated. Sorry but how many of you live on farms? How many of you that do live on farms require more than a day to get to the nearest voting booth?

    Voting day should obviously be on a Saturday - or at least made a national holiday.


    EDIT: I should have added another option "leave it to the states to decide"
     
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    The GOP have been blocking both options for years. They know most Dems have jobs that conflict with voting and more republicans are lazy slackers, just look at the size of their leader's audience in the middle of the work day. Their MessiahRushie claims at times to have more than 40 million listeners only 20% of whom he says are Libs. That's a lot of "non-working eaters" as he likes to call them, who have no conflict between voting and a job.

    As long as the GOP can filibuster, voting will never be a national holiday or get moved to the weekend.
     
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    link please?
     
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    Do they hand out the welfare checks the first tuesday after the first monday in November or something? HAHA. Seriously the funniest thing I've ever heard.
     
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    Hell.....make it BOTH DAYS of the specified weekend!!!!!!

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    A LOT of middle-class folks HAVE to work (at least, part-of-the-day) Saturday!!!!

     
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    The last thing we (IMO) is something else to eat away from what little time off people (who work) already have. Forget voting on the weekend.
     
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    Nothing wrong with Tuesday being election day.

    But if it OK to have a ONE DAY election day it should be OK to have a ONE DAY primary day. All states having primaries/caucuses on the same day, let's say the first Tuesday in August.

    That would leave three months till election and plenty of time for a convention.

    Imagine all the money that could be saved! Imagine all the sanity that could be preserved!
     
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    GOP would never allow this because low voter turnout usually means more GOP victories.
     
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    Election day isn't really election day anymore ... there is early voting everywhere and anyone can file for an absentee ballot these days. Voting has never been easier.
     
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    True Lewe, but I still think one day should be a national holiday; I know some people who say they could not vote due to their work schedules.
     

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