Weekend Voting

It's ridiculous that we vote on Tuesdays!  Weekend voting would make our elections more accessible and would likely increase voter turnout.

For more background, check out this New York Times op-ed by Congressman Steve Israel and Norman Ornstein.  (2008)

Also, here's a recent press release by Steve Israel about his proposed legislation to move elections to the weekend.

"Our current system penalizes single parents, people working two jobs, and those who have to choose between getting a paycheck and casting a ballot. Two weekend days of voting means those working families would have a greater chance of making it to the polls. It means easing the long lines during rush hour at the polling sites. It means more locations, more poll workers and more voters."

And... a video:

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