Why Tuesday?

Get Involved

All We Want For Christmas

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Santa Voting

All we want for Christmas is higher voter turnout in the United States. This man was so excited about democratic elections in Chile he shows up to the polls dressed as Santa! If only we could be so thrilled by our democracy. Below are the details from Reuters.

Rigoberto Martinez, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell while voting in a voting booth in a public school during municipal elections in Valparaiso city, about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, October 26, 2008. Martinez said he has dressed as Santa Claus in all elections since the return to democracy in 1990 from the 17-year dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Merry Christmas!

Comments are closed.

About Us

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

The Answer

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

Recent Blog Posts

Recent Comments

It's on Tuesday to avoid interfering with any religions Sabbath. If you move it to Friday/Saturday, Jews can't vote...

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

I feel that you should have polls open Saturdays and not on Tuesday which is inconvenient for most Americans...

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