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March 10, 2012


Bill Seeks to Move Election Day to Weekend

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT) have introduced legislation that would let Americans vote on the first full weekend in November instead of the first Tuesday, ABC News reports.

"Tuesday was chosen as Election Day in 1845, when Congress decreed it the most convenient day for farmers -- they needed three days to travel to their voting place without interfering with three days of religious worship. Reformers say the law is outdated and now interferes with workers' plans, particularly people working more than one job or single parents who have responsibilities that might eclipse voting."












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