One of the things about our elections that has always bothered me is that, unlike many of the other industrialized nations, our general election day is held on a workday.  There has been talk of moving the elections to the weekend but those who object sight that it was mandated to be the first Tuesday in November.  So why isn't that made a national holiday to make it easier for people to vote?

Well, according to an article on, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday.  Benson says she’s encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as poll workers. Apparently,  Wayne State University announced such a move.  In addition Democratic State Rep. Darrin Camilleri of Brownstown has a bill pending before the state legislature that would make regularly-scheduled election days in May, August and November state holidays.

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