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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


On January 23, 1845, the United States Congress set the Tuesday after the First Monday in November to be the one and only day when Americans choose our president.

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What do our presidential candidates think of the United States’ voting system today? 13 of 16 candidates have responded to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge and told us. Check out their answers here.

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I feel like Sunday should be the voting day in the US. Tuesday is just so inconveniant for many people that it's going to lower the vote count and make only the really extremists vote

Posted by Jane on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

It ought to be on a sunday. no other country in the world does elections on a weekday.

Posted by doug spencer on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?