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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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Moving Election Day from a Tuesday to the weekend might result in more people voting, but it would make it harder for low income service industry workers to work, as their busiest, most important, and most profitable work days are on the weekend when other employees are off to go shopping and eating...

Posted by Mark Baland on blog post FixItChallenge

I had no idea voting on Tuesday was a thing. I just never took notice of the day of the week. Thanks for sharing!

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