MAKE ELECTION DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY

MAKE ELECTION DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY

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Abby Israel started this petition to federal policy makers

       Early November is an important time for American politics. Thousands of citizens flood nearby voting polls to make their voices heard on representatives and legislation. After the 2018 midterms, a huge topic of conversation is the accessibility of voting for every citizen so that every citizen's voice is heard and not just those who have the resources to make voting a priority.  A recent poll has shown that 35 percent of people who didn't vote didn't because they had conflicts with work or school. There are multiple situational factors that affect whether a voter is actually able to get to the polls and vote. These factors inhibit thousands of people from voting and by making Super Tuesday a holiday voting is made so much easier and accessible not just to those whose lifestyles are flexible enough to fit in time to vote. 

      Some factors that would go into making Election Day a national holiday would be that it would be recognized as a national holiday so people would have work off, also, to accommodate for the large masses of people there would be a proper ratio of voting machines to expected voters. Another aspect would be that same day registration would be possible since a huge issue is voters register to vote but then when they go to vote they are suddenly not registered to vote. These factors would make voting accessible across the board and would mobilize voters to get out there and vote. Also, by having more voters the politics in America would be more representative of our nation and its diverse beliefs. I truly believe that by making Election Day a national holiday and taking extra anti-corruption methods would transform the voting culture in the United States.

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