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Monday, May 5th, 2008

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Tuesday May 6, 2008 Indiana and North Carolina vote. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? If you’re wondering, you’re not alone. We have the answer.

Drawing for the New York Times by Jason Logan.

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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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It's on Tuesday to avoid interfering with any religions Sabbath. If you move it to Friday/Saturday, Jews can't vote...

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I feel that you should have polls open Saturdays and not on Tuesday which is inconvenient for most Americans...

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