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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Last time I posted a video message to YouTubers it was the end of the summer, and we were getting ready to launch this very website. Well, it’s the dead of winter, and now, four months after our relaunch, here we are. Consider this video a progress report, and a look ahead.

It’s been a good run since our relaunch September 25th. 13 of the 16 candidates for president, and all of the candidates still in the race, responded to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge. We’ve traveled the country looking at the best and worst practices in our voting system. And we’ve reached out across the internet to increase the volume of the conversation about our voting system.

Much more fun ahead. If you’re new here, subscribe to our videos on YouTube and stay involved.

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Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

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In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote... More

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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