Today, Tuesday November 2nd, is Election Day across the country and here in Connecticut. But why do we always vote on a Tuesday?
Much like daylight savings time it all comes down to the farmers. In 1845, when the day was decided, it was agreed upon that farm workers needed a day between Sunday and the day they voted for travel. Election day has stayed on a Tuesday ever since for over 150 years. In recent years there have been some initiatives to try and move it to a weekend day.
I think it should at least be a national holiday. That way everyone is off from work and school and can get out to the polls.