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We The Voters

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Why do we vote on Tuesday? You will not find the answer below, in the Declaration of Independence. Nor is it in our Constitution. Find out why here.

Declaration of Independence

This Independence Day, join us in working to make America’s democracy stronger as many before us have done. Click on the image above for a close-up view of the document that started it all.

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  1. Why Tuesday…? | Cherrybombed Says:

    […] Why Tuesday is a Pro-Democracy group working to reform current U.S. voting laws. One of WT hot-button issues is the antiquated “law” that all voting must be conducted on a Tuesday. Funny thing is, there is no such law nor is there any mention of Tuesday voting in The Declaration of Independence or The Constitution. […]

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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?