This is a Big Day!

Do you know why Election Days are on such a weird time as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November?

Yeah, because it used to be a LOT harder to vote! People sometimes needed to travel overnight to get to their polling place. Given the culture at the time, scheduling a vote on Tuesday did not conflict with Sunday days of worship and hopefully allowed the participants to be back for Wednesday Market Days. Scheduling for November after the first Monday also provided that it was after All Saints Day, and harvesting was completed or nearly so allowing farmers to be away.

My point is this: standing in line for a few minutes is NOT a hardship. Do your part. It’s not a just a right and privilege, it’s a responsibility. 

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2 Replies to “This is a Big Day!”

  1. I voted too. It may have been with less enthusiasm than I’ve normally done so, but I voted. It also was more difficult than usual. It turns out my voting place changed. I showed up at the elementary school where I’ve voted for the past 20 years or so and there was a sign in the window advising that it was no longer a voting place. Guess it’s one of those things a person should check on before Election Day, huh.