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Should Election Day be a national holiday?
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  • Why? You don't need the entire day to vote.

    I believe it would have an opposite effect to establish it as a national holiday. There's no evidence supporting that making Election Day a national holiday will increase voter turnout significantly. People would instead want to spend their time off to do things they want to do. If voting becomes a forced and "have to do it" thing for others, then there's not much incentive in the first place to vote. You're motivated to vote, or you're not, and making Election Day a national holiday wouldn't necessarily incentivize people to vote. Personally speaking, if it were a holiday, I wouldn't desire to spend my time voting. I'm not saying there shouldn't be space for everyone to vote, but I don't believe that there should be an entire day dedicated to that.

    In addition, there is still a significant number of people who still need to work on holidays. There's no "everyone is off - therefore, they can go and vote."
    PlaffelvohfenMayCaesar
  • just send an absentee ballot you don't need a holiday to vote
    y so serious
    drink the smoothie


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