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Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Why Tuesday? on MobLogic.tv

In late June I first had the opportunity to meet Lindsay Campbell and her colleagues from the CBS Interactive news vlog MobLogic.tv at Personal Democracy Forum 2008 in New York City. We chatted briefly about voter participation and it made it into the July 4th episode of MobLogic.

Later that week I headed from Midtown, NYC to the streets of NoLita, NYC to check out their base of operations and talk more with Lindsay about the state of our voting system, what we do here at Why Tuesday?, and how it’s making election reform an issue our elected officials cannot afford to avoid. Check it out, and follow them on Twitter. And follow us on Twitter while you’re at it!

And one more thing — if you’re new here, meet our latest correspondent, U.S. Representative Steve Israel, sponsor of the Weekend Voting Act in the House of Representatives. Well, two more things. Why do we vote on Tuesday? Here’s 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

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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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