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

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

Keep the day as Tuesday but make it a National Holiday so the legitimate companies will pay holiday for the time off...

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

As some of the commenters have mentioned, just moving election day to the weekend doesn't completely solve the problem, although it would be a step in the right direction...

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