Election Day

On Tuesday, 7th Novemeber

Election Day is set as "the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November" or "the first Tuesday after November 1. Election Day occurs only in even-numbered years. Presidential elections are held every four years. Electors for President and Vice President are chosen according to the method determined by each state.

Many state and local government offices are also elected on Election Day as a matter of convenience and cost saving. Election Day is a civic holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico.

The United States is no longer primarily an agrarian society, and Tuesday is now normally a work day throughout the country with most voters working on that day. This has led activists to object to Election Day being on a Tuesday on the grounds that it decreases voter turnout. They advocate either making Election Day a federal holiday or allowing voters to cast their ballots over two or more days. Activists also encourage workplaces to allow their employees paid time off in lieu of such mandates and encourage voters to make use of early voting and postal voting.

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