Saturday, May 5, 2007

Why I Like French Elections: Voting on Sunday

French people vote on Sunday.

If voting day changed from Tuesday to either Saturday or Sunday in the United States, then the following would be true:

  • No more getting up at o-dark-thirty to try and hit the poles before work
  • No more driving like a maniac to hit the poles after work and before they close
  • No need to take time off from work to vote in case you can't make the before or after work vote
  • More people in general would vote
  • More poor people (i.e. people who don't have the luxury of taking off from work) would vote
  • More single mothers (i.e. people who have to drop off and pick up their kids from daycare before and after work) would vote
Now I know the last two bullets mean that there might possibly be more Democrats voting but that would be a good thing as far as I can tell.

So let's change our day of voting!