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Friday, November 12th, 2010

Why do we vote on Tuesday? By asking that simple and straightforward question that few knew the answer to and most, even our nation’s leaders, had never even thought of, five years ago we set out to raise awareness about America’s low voter turnout and the broken state of our voting system. With another presidential election underway, we want to recruit you in the war on low voter participation. For starters, you can sign our petition in support of Weekend Voting.

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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.

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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...

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