06 November 2006

Election day trivia

Election Day is the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November every year (November 2-8 depending on the year). But why?

From About.com:
  • November was selected because the harvest work was done.
  • Tuesday was selected because many people had to travel the day before to reach the polling place. Since most people did not travel on Sunday for religious reasons, they did not want it to be on a Monday.
  • They did not want Election Day to fall on November 1st because it is All Saints Day.
  • They did not want Election Day to fall on the first of the month because many shop keepers did their books for the preceding month on the first.
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