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Friday, February 6th, 2009

Super Bowl Tuesday 2

Even in Florida, where voter participation was higher than the national average, nearly 5 million eligible voters didn’t vote in the 2008 presidential election. I headed to Tampa to ask a question we’ve asked here before: what if we took our elections as seriously as we take the Super Bowl? Watch the video to see what Florida Governor Charlie Crist has to say about that.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Super Bowl Tuesday?

I’m headed to Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII this week. Before I go, I’m posting this video we shot last year during the campaign. The Super Bowl is practically a national holiday in the United States, but Election Day isn’t, hence our low voter turnout. So, I hit Venice Beach to find out what people thought about the Super Bowl moving to a Tuesday. Why do we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

That Short Walk To The Voting Booth

Nearly half a century has passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite enthusiasm about Barack Obama’s historic campaign, USA voter turnout is worse than almost all nations. In the spirit of Dr. King, we’re working to spark a national discussion about voting. (more…)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

North Dakota Votes!

Uff Da! On Election Day 2008 I visited Shiloh Christian School (amongst other places) in Bismarck, North Dakota. North Dakota is the only state in the United States without voter registration. Watch my vlog to get a behind-the-scenes look at what the polling places I checked out looked like on this “Tuesday after the first Monday in November.”

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Videoing Our Votes!

Last week we announced our partnership with YouTube and PBS for the Video Your Vote initiative. I’m happy to report that I was able to video my own (early) vote yesterday in Norwalk, CA at the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office alongside the star of our “famous” PSA. You can video YOUR vote by logging on to YouTube. (more…)

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

A Famous PSA

In our new get-out-the-vote PSA, a famous actress gives her perspective about voting. The PSA is directed by Derek Waters, creator of Drunk History. You can find your polling place and register to vote if the deadline hasn’t passed in your state using Google Maps. Election Day is November 4. Don’t know why we vote on Tuesday? Click here for the answer.

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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 Comments

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

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

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.

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

Sunday would be inconvenient for Christians. We should, 1. Move the voting day to Saturday. 2...

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