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Election Day should be a national holiday

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    Just watched a Last Week Tonight episode, that ended with Oliver asking why is voting on a Tuesday still a thing? Turns out, it's (in part) due to religious reasons (the Sabbath). And we have yet to change the logic of scheduling with election day voting.

    He also brought up something I don't think I have heard before, but I am sure has been brought up several times in the past.. we should make election day voting a national holiday. That way we can maximize the voter turnout and make it easier for people with 9-5 office or service jobs.

    He also recommended having multiple voting days, or perhaps moving the day of voting to the weekend, all with the same goal in mind, raising voter turnout.

    I think this is a great idea. And unlike most holidays, we obviously wouldn't have to 'celebrate' it every year. Just every 2 years, because honestly voting for congressional positions and local government is just as, if not more important, anyhow.

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    Oliver did a great job showcasing how outdated out current system is and I couldn't have agreed more with him.

    We should make it as easy as possible for every single eligible voter to be able to cast a vote. Democracy is about the will of the people, not the will of the people who are able to make it to the polls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

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    Found that Last Week Tonight vid btw. Good stuff: