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  • 2014: A Holiday For Nonvoters: The Case For “Democracy Day” (National Journal)
  • 2014: Bernie Sanders Wants to Make Election Day a National Holiday (National Journal)
  • 2014: The Roots Get Down at Why Tuesday?’s NYC Voting Reform Rally (Rolling Stone)
  • 2014: The Roots Headlining Why Tuesday? Voting Campaign Concert (Rolling Stone)
  • 2014: Bipartisan panel warms to weekend voting (The Hill)
  • 2013: Our Democracy’s Unnecessary Stupidities (New Yorker)
  • 2013: Fixing The System (NY Times)
  • 2013: Why Do Americans Vote On Tuesdays? (SSPTV/News 13)
  • 2012: Why are elections held on a Tuesday? (Melissa Harris-Perry / MSNBC)
  • 2012: Why Are Elections On Tuesdays? (Morning Edition / NPR)
  • 2012: Meghan McCain on Larry King Now (ORA TV)
  • 2012: Weekend Voting on ABC’s This Week (ABC News)
  • 2012: Bill introduced to move Election Day to weekend (CBS News)
  • 2012: Voting on the Weekend? Democrats Eye a New Election Day (ABC News)
  • 2012: Legislators seek to switch Election Day to weekend (Detroit Free Press)
  • 2012: Should Election Day move to the weekend? (FOXNews.com)
  • 2012: Group seeks to move Election Day, improve voter turnout (WPBN TV 7&4 NBC)
  • 2012: Should Elections Be Held On Weekends? (NPR)
  • 2012: Science of elections: The problem with turnout (BBC)
  • 2012: As S.C. goes to polls, why isn’t all voting on Saturdays? (USA TODAY)
  • 2012: Vote on the weekend? Government study inconclusive (CBS News)
  • 2012: The Struggle To Increase Voter Turnout (CNN)
  • 2012: Why vote on Tuesday? No good reason (CNN)
  • 2011: Why Tuesday? (MSNBC)
  • 2011: Why do we vote on Tuesday? (CBS Phoenix)
  • 2011: Is it time to stop voting on Tuesdays? (CBS News)
  • 2011: Why is Tuesday election day? (Washington Post)
  • 2011: Larson backs Initiative to Hold Elections on Weekends (Hartford Courant)
  • 2011: Why Tuesday? Calls On President, Congress, 2012 Candidates To Support “VRA of 2012” (Press Release)
  • 2011: Tom Brokaw discusses Why Tuesday? with Brian Lehrer [10:55] (WNYC)
  • 2011: The No-Brainer Awards (Washington Post)
  • 2010: Why You Shouldn’t Be Voting Today (NY Magazine)
  • 2010: A Push To Supplement Tuesday Voting With Weekends (NY Times)
  • 2009: Mike Bloomberg Endorses San Francisco’s Saturday Voting Act (MikeBloomberg.com)
  • 2008: Closing In on Election Day (TIME)
  • 2008: Israel asks, ‘Why Tuesday?’ (POLITICO )
  • 2008: Everybody’s Voting for the Weekend (NY Times)
  • 2008: Why vote on Tuesdays? (LA Times)
  • 2008: Rethinking The Tuesday Vote (NPR)
  • 2008: Why Tuesday? on The Situation Room (CNN)
  • 2008: Why Tuesday? on The Early Show (CBS)
  • 2007: Voting Reform — One Day at a Time (WNYC)
  • 2007: Why Tuesday? on AC360 (CNN)
  • 2007: Why Do We Vote on Tuesdays? (NPR)
  • 2006: Why Tuesday? on Hardball (MSNBC)
  • 2006: Ask an official, post the answer, get paid (LA Times)
  • 2005: Why Vote on Tuesdays? (Washington Post)
  • 2005: Ambassador Andrew Young announces Why Tuesday? (CSPAN)
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    About Us

    Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

    The Answer

    In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote... More

    Recent Comments

    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.

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