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Dispatches From The Polls

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Happy Election Day! First and foremost, even though Tuesday stinks, vote today. As Thomas Paine said, it’s the right which protects all others. That said, we still think voting on Tuesday is completely absurd and we vote on this day for absolutely no good reason whatsoever.

If you’re wondering why American voter turnout is so low, look no further than the day of the week. Particularly because 15 states where over 60 million eligible voters live cast ballots ONLY on Tuesday.

We’ve been monitoring Twitter for dispatches from the polls, and we wanted to share others frustrations with Tuesday with you.

Unfortunately, there are and will be plenty more tweets like this throughout the day. If you see them, send them our way at @WhyTuesday. And if you want to join our movement to move Election Day to the weekend so more people can vote, sign our petition to Congress and the President.

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3 Responses to “Dispatches From The Polls”

  1. Zie Lin Says:

    And why aren’t we given a voter’s day off so every body can vote without the fear of getting lay off?!

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  3. Mark Mason Says:

    Election Tuesday national holiday. Don’t move the date. Make democracy important. Act as if it’s important. Create a voter holiday.

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