Happy November Leaguers,
Be informed and vote. Please take a friend and neighbor to the polls this Tuesday. This election will impact the future of our country.
Why do we vote on Tuesday in early November?
In 1845, Congress passed a federal law designating Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Early November was picked to generate a higher turnout. Back then, most Americans were farmers who often lived far from polling places, and it was thought they wouldn't be willing to interrupt the busy harvest season to travel to the polls. Tuesday was selected so farmers wouldn't have to travel on the Sabbath or miss market day, which often was on Wednesday.
(Thank you from the AARP quiz.)