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Vote Centers


While a small town may just have one or two voting locations, a county or city may have tens or even hundreds of voting precincts, often with district lines that don’t correspond with one’s street, neighborhood or daily route. A vote center is a polling location where any eligible voter can go to cast a ballot- whether they live in that precinct or not. A voter’s ballot is electronically sent to the voting registry and assigned to the precinct where the voter is registered.

Voters like the approach because they can vote at a location that’s convenient for them – near their workplace, gym, or childcare facility. This reduces the burden on polling locations before and after work – when citizens are often near their home.

Vote Centers are already used for in-person early voting in certain states. But those locations are usually shut down and on Election Day, a voter must visit their assigned polling location in order to vote.

Election Day vote centers were first adopted in Larimer County, Colorado in 2003 and have been used in counties in Texas, Colorado and Indiana since. Their intent is to make the voting process easier and more accessible, especially for infrequent voters.

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I feel like Sunday should be the voting day in the US. Tuesday is just so inconveniant for many people that it's going to lower the vote count and make only the really extremists vote

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

It ought to be on a sunday. no other country in the world does elections on a weekday.

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