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Obama Pushes Election Day Holiday (Of Sorts)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I’ve talked with both Senator Obama and Senator McCain about what they think we can do to increase voter participation, including the idea of an Election Day holiday or perhaps Weekend Voting. To see what Senator McCain had to say to me in Manchester, NH click here. You can watch my conversation with Senator Obama in Cedar Rapids, IA here.

The Obama campaign is following in the footsteps of those calling for a pseudo Election Day holiday this November 4th. They are encouraging folks to ask for this Tuesday after the first Monday in November off work or school in order to have time to vote. Whomever you’re going to vote for, take a look at this video. If you’re going to be busy next Tuesday, you may want to take this advice.

In 14 states, if you can’t make it to the polls on Tuesday, and you don’t have an excuse to get an absentee ballot, you’re pretty much out of luck.

Still confused about why we vote on Tuesday? Click here for the answer.

Hat tip to Trey Ditto for tweeting the video.

2 Responses to “Obama Pushes Election Day Holiday (Of Sorts)”

  1. DDAY Says:

    I heard their talking about marking the inauguration of President Obama as a momentous event and national holiday.

    I found a little sideshoot of info here http://www.obama-day.com

  2. DDAY Says:

    I heard their talking about marking the inauguration of President Obama as a momentous event and national holiday.

    I found a little sideshoot of info here http://www.obama-day.org

    sorry typed wrong address.

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