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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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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.

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