Why Does The U.S. Vote On Tuesdays?

The United States' voter turnout rate ranks low amongst peer nations. One major difference between the U.S. and many of those peer democracies with higher turnout is the day people go to the polls. In the U.S., most elections are held on Tuesday. In most of those other countries, it's either a weekend or holiday. Is it possible that simply moving election day in the U.S. votes could boost turnout? Why does the U.S. vote on Tuesdays anyway?

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