I work for a national retailer that provides up to three hours of paid time for employees to vote, if their schedule does not allow at least three hours to vote during poll hours. A national holiday, unfortunately, won't help. I wish it would, but you can't mandate a business to close on a holiday. You can, however, mandate the amount of paid time an employer is required to provide. You can, however, mandate early in-person voting be available. I am lucky to live in a state where early voting lasted two weeks. The hours weren't very convenient - but I took the time on my lunch to vote the first day I was able to. And Arkansas doesn't require a reason, and I can vote anywhere in my precinct (the polling place was literally across the street from my office). But I know a lot of states don't have regulation. I would rather see legislation mandating early voting for a reasonable time period (I think two weeks is reasonable) before Election Day, with the number of polling places being directly proportional to the population of a county or parish, and at least 50% of early voting hours must be consistent with the polling hours on Election Day. That's better for the average worker in this country - not just government workers.