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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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Why not just make it a federal holiday? Seriously... I work in county level government and we have election day off, extend that to the general population and then there's no issue.

Posted by l33tDad on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

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

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

A funny fact from a Chinese point of view. "Tuesday" in Chinese sounds like "Raise the flag easily": a subtle connotation about US democracy.

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