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Same Day Voter Registration

Most states require that you register to vote days, or even weeks, before election day in order to vote. That usually means that voting is a two step process that requires a trip to a government office during their business hours before you can even think about squeezing in a trip to the polls on a Tuesday. And that’s if you remember to register before the deadline, a date that usually gets buried in the local news by the elections themselves. So if you make the time to show up the polls, but you forgot to register, you’re out of luck. That is, unless you live in the eight states that allow Same Day Voter Registration (Also know as Election Day Registration). If you just moved to Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Wyoming, or Washington DC you can register and vote at the same time, a one-stop-shop for all your civic engagement needs.

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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

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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?