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Sunday, September 18th, 2011

“We can fix this, and we will,” said President Obama during his 2013 State of the Union address about the long lines, low turnout and deceptive practices that plague America’s broken voting system. Obama has appointed a bi-partisan commission to look into solutions. Here’s a good place to start: why do we vote on Tuesday? Absolutely no good reason whatsoever. In 15 states Tuesday is the only option. You can join us by asking the President to support weekend voting, so everyone can vote.

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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!

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