Rep. Steve Israel Plans To Re-file Bill To Switch Election Day To The Weekend

Newsday’s Tom Brune reports from Washington that “Rep. Steve Israel announced he would be filing legislation again to switch the federal Election Day from Tuesdays to the weekend.

“Voting should be easy and accessible,” said Israel, a Huntington Democrat. “By moving Election Day to the weekend we are encouraging, and giving more working Americans the opportunity to participate.”

Brune provides a chart showing the percentage of registered voters that turned out in each of the last three federal general elections.

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