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  • Devin Hughes

    It could certainly how the attitude of indifference that seems prevalent in many pockets of society.

  • artworkbykaleo

    That's awesome! (And I'm not saying that because my grandfather was Puerto Rican) Seriously though, why have we made it so difficult to create a day where people can celebrate democracy by exercising their freedom to choose a good candidate and party it up too? I love America but we have some serious glaring flaws that have eroded what was once the greatest country in the world.

  • Myblue1

    Great idea! At least I can implement it with my family.

  • Diego Palma

    In Uruguay, the tradition has been always to make the election day a big national day.
    Therefore, we always hold the national elections on Sunday. The poll to vote are located in Schools and High Schools buildings in every city and people run into old friends and classmates all the time. Is a fun day and a civic tradition.

    • David Mizner

      Now that's what I'm talking about!

  • Dineshan Kpee

    People should go and vote to their respective candidate in full strength , then only they can have their own people in the Government . In many countries voter turn out /voting percentage are very poor , some-times it is below 50% . Exercise your fundamental right by voting to the right candidate/party and get the desired result .

  • lam664

    For better or for worse, I suspect that in a short amount of time, most voting will be done by mail. I haven't gone to a poll to vote in very many years.

    • David Mizner

      Perhaps. Reformers are mixed on whether "advances" that enable people to vote alone are a good thing, precisely because they cut against the push to make voting communal and festive.

  • graceadams830

    Yeah, both of you. The aristocracy doesn't want the hoi poloi to vote--not if they can help it. The aristocracy knows that they are the 1% and the hoi poloi are the 99% and the aristocracy would be way outvoted by the hoi poloi if the hoi poloi actually got out and voted.

    • David Mizner

      No question the low turnout helps the ruling class. The electorate skews white and wealthy.

  • Ruben Alexander

    I contrast this against my voting ritual of rushing to or from work to put in a quick vote.

    • David Mizner

      Yeah -- exactly. Though of course lots of people don't or can't find the time during a work (or school) day to vote; that's part of the idea behind making Election Day a national holiday.