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Millions Stuck With Tuesday Voting

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This election cycle we’ve partnered with Academy Award-winning Participant Media to produce Take Part on Tuesday. There you’ll find stories that bring the issues the candidates are talking about to life.

As part of the initiative, I’m hosing a new video series called Civics in a Minute in which we… you got it… explain U.S. civics lessons like the Electoral College or who picks the Vice President in about a minute.

Today’s topic: why we vote on Tuesdays.

The video contains a fact we don’t highlight enough, and is perhaps the most important statistic in the fight to move Election Day from Tuesday to the weekend:

15 states and tens of millions of Americans have Tuesday-ONLY voting, with no option for early or absentee voting.

Watch the video to find out which states will only let you vote on Tuesday.

You can support moving Election Day to the weekend by signing our petition to the President and Congress.

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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