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Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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 honoring those that fight for our freedoms at home and abroad by 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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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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Why not just make it a federal holiday? Seriously... I work in county level government and we have election day off, extend that to the general population and then there's no issue.

Posted by l33tDad on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I fully support the idea — expressed by two people so far — of moving general elections to Veterans Day...

Posted by Pedro on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

A funny fact from a Chinese point of view. "Tuesday" in Chinese sounds like "Raise the flag easily": a subtle connotation about US democracy.

Posted by Roger Tang on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?