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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

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Larry Rohter and Michael M. Grynbaum report high turnout — perhaps record high turnout — in Indiana and North Carolina.

“I’ve seen people I thought had passed on to glory, and young folks that sit around and usually don’t care,” said Carlotta Blake-King, an elections judge at a polling place in Hammond.

Election Day Tuesday is almost over. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

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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?