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Why Do We Vote In Early November?

Why do we vote in early November?

Our current Election Day goes back to 1845, when the Tuesday after the first Monday in November became the law of the land.

For most of our nation's history, America's economy was chiefly agriculture.

So Congress decided the best time for an election was after the fall harvest and before the roads got bad for winter.

Movements for Saturday voting and other changes have always lost out to the American tradition of a Tuesday November election.


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