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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Video YOUR Vote!

We’re proud to partner with and announce Video Your Vote, a new initiative from YouTube and PBS that tasks YOU with documenting your Election Day experience. The goal here is to create the largest library of polling place video ever, in order to make our elections as reliable, accessible and secure as possible. We can only do it with your help! (more…)

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Ask The Candidates!

The election between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama may shatter voter turnout records. Even so, since 1945, less than half of all Americans have voted, and today the United States ranks 139 out of 172 in voter participation. Sign our petition to ask moderator Tom Brokaw to ask the candidates about America’s voting system at the 10/7 debate! (more…)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Announcing The Ultimate College Bowl!

We’re pleased to announce the Ultimate College Bowl, the ultimate voter registration drive, with an unprecedented group of partners, including MySpace. Our goal is for every US college student to register and vote in the 2008 election. (more…)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Brokaw, Olbermann on Why Tuesday?

While I was at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week, some of you told us that Tom Brokaw of NBC News spoke on-air about Why Tuesday? and our efforts to make the state of America’s voting system an issue our elected officials cannot afford to avoid. Well, I found the clip! (more…)

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Obama, Biden On Weekend Voting

Today Sen. Barack Obama selected Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate for the presidency. I interviewed both for our Candidate Challenge last October. Obama told me he supported the idea of weekend voting to increase voter participation, but Biden said he wouldn’t necessarily support it. (more…)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Al Franken and Sen. Coleman Respond!

Last week we submitted a video question via YouChoose08 on YouTube to Senator Norm Coleman and Al Franken, who are up against each other for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. We wanted to know what they would do to increase American voter participation. Well, they responded! (more…)

About Us

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

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...

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?