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    Default Why do Americans vote on a workday and not on Sunday?

    Don't many more people have time to vote on a Sunday and not on a workday?

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    I would say this is because a lot of Americans believe Sunday is a day of rest.
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    Yes, Sunday is the Sabbath. Back in the horse and buggy days it could take a whole day to get to the polls so they chose Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Yes, Sunday is the Sabbath. Back in the horse and buggy days it could take a whole day to get to the polls so they chose Tuesday.
    And the month of November is a slow month for the farmers .

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    That's interesting. Is there a law mandating when the election will be held?

    Somewhat off-topic: Something I found interesting also, is that the Pres and VP cannot reside in the same state. Cheney was living in Texas, as was Bush. So Cheney had to move back to Wyoming, where he had been elected to Congress.
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    Here is a bit of detail provided by an organization aiming to have the voting day changed:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CityGuard View Post
    Here is a bit of detail provided by an organization aiming to have the voting day changed:
    http://www.whytuesday.org/answer
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    I wondered that myself since our elections whether state or federal are always on a Saturday.

    Interesting.. Thanks for the link mate!

    My question is, do people get a day off work to vote? Or are you expected to do this in your own time? What time do the voting locations close?
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    Actually Renee, Joe and I are debating that. He says we get two hours paid time to go vote. I say I have never seen that. He is from Ohio and I am from Mass though we are both in Mass now. I havn't looked it up yet but I have never taken time off to vote. The polls here on Cape Cod close at 8pm.



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    I could be wrong, but I think its up to the company one works for. Myself, I drive school bus and all schools were closed, reason why from what I am hearing is, for the safety of the kids as voting are held at all our schools. We have had kids hit in school parking lots at voting time in past. It was not a paid day for me

    Our polls were opened @ 7AM-8PM

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    Most people vote before or after work. Very few people have the day off, though some choose to use it as a holiday.

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