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Mon Nov 3, 2014, 04:22 PM Nov 2014

Should Election day be a national holiday? [View all]

I think it should, but want to see what others think.


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Maybe it should, but not paid. cherokeeprogressive Nov 2014 #1
Does it punish employers to celebrate Veterans day next week? el_bryanto Nov 2014 #3
most employees dont get Vetrans Day off Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #6
I guess that's true - el_bryanto Nov 2014 #8
Asking them to support their country is a "punishment"? True Blue Door Nov 2014 #16
Nnnope. cherokeeprogressive Nov 2014 #22
Businesses aren't forced to close on holidays - just pay workers overtime. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #23
Elections are more important than delayed business profits. Period. Fred Sanders Nov 2014 #36
Yup. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #40
How does a paid holiday 'punish' employers? KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #33
Strange thinking going on at this liberal site ....... Fred Sanders Nov 2014 #37
Wouldn't stores just use it to stage new sales promotions? . . . Journeyman Nov 2014 #2
Yup. Agschmid Nov 2014 #10
Some countries hold elections on Sundays The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2014 #4
Election Day is set in the Constitution. It has to be on a Tuesday. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #17
That's true. And constitutional amendments are hard to get. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2014 #25
What surprised me was how many politicians didn't know why it was Tuesday jakeXT Nov 2014 #20
Election Day should be Election WEEKEND meow2u3 Nov 2014 #5
No, election week so no one has any excuses. Wouldn't need a holiday for that. randome Nov 2014 #9
Another paid holiday?...hell no! say Big Businsess. demosincebirth Nov 2014 #7
And voting mandatory for every living citizen. JEB Nov 2014 #11
Just the living ones? el_bryanto Nov 2014 #12
Option of casting a blank ballot. JEB Nov 2014 #15
And gladium et scutum Nov 2014 #14
Just fines. If the GOP-favoring rich want to get out of voting, who are we to stop them? True Blue Door Nov 2014 #18
Australia has had it for 80 years. JEB Nov 2014 #24
Held them off for 80 years? Not bad. Fred Sanders Nov 2014 #38
The more people that vote the better liberal candidates do. JEB Nov 2014 #41
yes, paid holiday day trueblue2007 Nov 2014 #13
Probably only if you can approve that you used the day to vote. Atman Nov 2014 #19
Obviously it should be a paid holiday. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #21
I hope I live long enough to see voting by our social number, or something onecent Nov 2014 #26
Let's have everyone vote by mail instead (nt) Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #27
Yes it should be I like the idea of paid Kalidurga Nov 2014 #28
If we are not going to turn Columbus Day into a holiday into... ReasonableToo Nov 2014 #29
I was going to say I'd trade Columbus Day for Election Day, WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2014 #43
I say no. bigwillq Nov 2014 #30
would it really increase voter participation? pstokely Nov 2014 #31
Holiday schmoliday. SheilaT Nov 2014 #32
Most of the world has their elections on a Sunday customerserviceguy Nov 2014 #34
It should be a paid holiday - LiberalElite Nov 2014 #35
No. tammywammy Nov 2014 #39
Absolutely. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #42
I've been advocating for this ever since I got home from my war madokie Nov 2014 #44
I think the trend is toward extended voting periods, with vote by mail and early voting methods Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #45
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