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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Weekend Voting, Made Pretty

We’ve again partnered with Participant Media’s TakePart to produce this awesome infographic about why voting on Tuesday (instead of the weekend) is just plain silly, and how Tuesday voting contributes to America’s terrible voter turnout.

Our big question:

Are Americans Doing It Wrong?

Obviously, yes! We sorted through all of the data we have collected over the years to make the best case, in the most visually pleasing way possible, for moving Election Day to the weekend. International elections, voter turnout stats, census data and even a little history thrown in. It’s all there!

This infographic is part of Participant’s new TakePart on Tuesday 2012 election coverage. There’s lots more to come from there. But first, take a look at the red, white and blue beauty and let us know what you think! (more…)

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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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