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house Bill H.R. 5989

Should Election Day Be Moved to the Weekend?

Argument in favor

Tuesday voting is outdated and makes it difficult for many Americans to find the time to go to the polls and vote — especially students, seniors, and low-income people.

Juan's Opinion
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10/30/2018
Some people work weekends too but I think this would be a better way to improve voter turnout. Would it be to far fetched to have a whole week setup for voting?
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Revohlution's Opinion
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10/30/2018
Working families (most of America) have a difficult time getting to the polls on a Tuesday. This bill would make it much more accessible for many people to exercise their right to vote.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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10/31/2018
SATURDAY VOTING WITH BARS CLOSED👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Tuesday voting is outdated and makes it difficult for many Americans to find the time to go to the polls and vote — especially students, seniors, and low-income people. 10*30*18 ..... SneakyPete .....
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Argument opposed

Switching Election Day to the weekend would confuse voters and introduce logistical problems, like finding election officials willing to work on the weekend.

Christopher's Opinion
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10/30/2018
I would rather just have a federal day off during the week honestly. Would hate to wait in long lines on the weekend.
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Kimberly 's Opinion
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10/30/2018
There are still sooooooo many people that work on weekends. This isn’t necessarily helpful legislation for everyone.
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McKodiak's Opinion
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10/31/2018
Changing election day to election days would be horrible. One day is enough. The other proposals of making all federal election days national holidays or mandating employers give employees sufficient time to go vote are better options.
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    Some people work weekends too but I think this would be a better way to improve voter turnout. Would it be to far fetched to have a whole week setup for voting?
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    I would rather just have a federal day off during the week honestly. Would hate to wait in long lines on the weekend.
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    Working families (most of America) have a difficult time getting to the polls on a Tuesday. This bill would make it much more accessible for many people to exercise their right to vote.
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    There are still sooooooo many people that work on weekends. This isn’t necessarily helpful legislation for everyone.
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    Changing election day to election days would be horrible. One day is enough. The other proposals of making all federal election days national holidays or mandating employers give employees sufficient time to go vote are better options.
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    SATURDAY VOTING WITH BARS CLOSED👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Tuesday voting is outdated and makes it difficult for many Americans to find the time to go to the polls and vote — especially students, seniors, and low-income people. 10*30*18 ..... SneakyPete .....
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    It only makes sense. Unless you call it a National Holiday.
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    Heck Yeah! And let me tell you why: Tuesday voting is outdated and makes it difficult for many Americans to find the time to go to the polls and vote — especially students, seniors, and low-income people.
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    Alot of places around the world be voting on a weekend, so why the heck we gotta vote on a Tuesday
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    Makes perfect sense. An additional day would benefit everyone that like to actually to go to the polls vs knowing you have only one day to make it happen. I think the lines would be shorter.
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    The most important thing about elections is stopping voter fraud, intimidation and other fake voter schemes.
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    I fail to see how this would improve voter turnout. We already have absentee ballots; and those that have traditionally voted on Tuesday seem to find the time ( like myself).
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    Switching Election Day to the weekend would confuse voters and introduce logistical problems, like finding election officials willing to work on the weekend.
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    Excellent idea! Add on further convenience by having Registration automatically eg- when you turn 18yrs. Let the person sign-up. Also employ the facility of Computer(PC & Apple). We can be assigned Code ID’s.
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    We need to simplify the registration process, as well as having a voting day that is convenient for those who work, or depend on someone who works to get them to the polls.
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    Most people living paycheck to paycheck work weekends, and these are the people who can't simply take time off of work to go vote. There simply needs to be a national voting holiday so people can take the time to go vote. Anything less simply is not enough and is insulting.
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    Mail???
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    It would be nice to move election day to a weekend, but people mainly in retail still will have to work. I think the best thing would be to work with employers that would allow their employees to either come in late or leave early that day so they could vote.
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    All elections should be moved to Friday and Saturday or Sunday.
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    It's bad enough we have to wait all night long for the elections results, I for sure don't want it dragged out over a weekend.
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