Last updated on: 9/30/2019 9:52:46 AM PST
Should Election Day Be a National Holiday?
Election Day in the United States is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of an election year. Election Day could be made a federal holiday if a bill were passed by the House and Senate then signed into law by the president. Approximately two million people who work for the federal government would be given a paid day off, and private companies might follow suit.
For more information, read the top 3 pros and cons of making Election Day a holiday.
Matthew Haag, "Mitch McConnell Calls Push to Make Election Day a Holiday a Democratic ‘Power Grab’," nytimes.com, Jan. 31, 2019
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