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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I’m headed to Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII this week. Before I go, I’m posting this video we shot last year during the campaign. The Super Bowl is practically a national holiday in the United States, but Election Day isn’t, hence our low voter turnout. So, I hit Venice Beach to find out what people thought about the Super Bowl moving to a Tuesday. Why do 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?