New Push To Hold Election Day On Weekend

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Some believe that holding Election Day on the weekend would increase voter turnout.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

Rep. Steve Israel is pleased that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is supporting Saturday and Tuesday voting in San Francisco, but the Long Island Congressman is sponsoring a federal measure to move voting to Saturday and Sunday.

“One out of every four people who don’t vote next Tuesday will say that they simply couldn’t vote because Tuesday was inconvenient. They’re working jobs. They have kids. It becomes a matter of a difficulty for them,” Israel told WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb. “As a result of that, the United States is among the lowest in voter turnout among all democracies in the world.”

Israel says we’ve been voting on Tuesday since the 1840s and it’s time to join other democracies and move it to weekends.

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  • DanTe

    Change it to the weekends. We might finally rid us of the libturd votes. You KNOW the libturds are the ones who will whine about needing to play on the weekends instead of voting.

  • Rocky

    you can do what ever you want to change it but don’t dare take my election day off on Tuesday, thats a Holiday for US and yes i do vote whether it was any day of the week

  • Misha

    I really couldnt care I dont vote.

    • DanTe

      And the rest of the Country thanks you for it.
      Keep On Partying!

  • Peace

    do it on the weekend when no one will show. i would not waste my timwe nor wait to vote on my day off for the new disease taking over this country


    Keep it on a Tuesday – people go away on weekends. Vacations and all. Most people are too busy on the weekend – It’s much easier to vote on the way to work or on the way home during the week.

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