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View Poll Results: Vote when?
Never 1 3.45%
Tuesday is ok 16 55.17%
Any day 4 13.79%
Sunday 4 13.79%
Saturday 4 13.79%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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Most folks work by then and it cost poorer (democrats) more if they can get free to vote. Sunday is church-day but why not a Saturday?
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: US
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Most folks work by then and it cost poorer (democrats) more if they can get free to vote. Sunday is church-day but why not a Saturday?
Honestly, one day to vote isn't enough if they truly want every American over 18 years old to vote. I think there should be 1 week, 2 weeks, hell even a month of voting, so all Americans can vote and not have to worry about their jobs, waiting hours in line etc.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 AM
 
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Honestly, one day to vote isn't enough if they truly want every American over 18 years old to vote. I think there should be 1 week, 2 weeks, hell even a month of voting, so all Americans can vote and not have to worry about their jobs, waiting hours in line etc.
But its possible to pre-vote where?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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Most folks work by then and it cost poorer (democrats) more if they can get free to vote. Sunday is church-day but why not a Saturday?
Sunday is the Christian Sabbath.
Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath.
Friday is the Muslim Sabbath.

That creates a conflict of interests for each religious group. That leaves you four days to choose from: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Monday would be cruel as it is the say most use to recover from their weekend. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are all about the same: In the middle of the work week and inconvenient.

It's puzzling that you'd say it's worse for Democrats to get to the polls. The most inconvenienced people are poorer farmers who are almost 100% Republicans. They are likely to have a long drive into town to get to the polls and vote. I think there should be laws in place for businesses of all types to accommodate their work-force and let them go vote. Give them an extra "lunch hour" once per year. Wouldn't kill them. Whether it's upper-middle class folks who work 12 hours a day 6 days a week or somebody who makes minimum wage at McDonald's, it's just the right thing to do IMHO.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:12 AM
 
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Does anyone here know what an absentee ballot is?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most folks work by then and it cost poorer (democrats) more if they can get free to vote. Sunday is church-day but why not a Saturday?
Saturday? I'll go with Saturday time and a half for union people (perhaps involved with setting up) when they first made the Tuesday decision.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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There's been the last month to vote early in most places. Tuesday is fine with me. I do think they should make election day a national holiday though. I'll be voting on my lunch break today.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Voting locals has been open such a long time, or where?

Working folks with 2-3 jobs to survive, may have a hard time to wait hours in line to vote.

Some places have post-offices to vote in a long time before election day.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Voting locals has been open such a long time, or where?

Working folks with 2-3 jobs to survive, may have a hard time to wait hours in line to vote.

Some places have post-offices to vote in a long time before election day.
Its called early voting for a reason. When you have time, the entire month of October you can vote.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Ever heard of Early Voting??? Just sayin'...
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