Why Election Day Is Today
Well here it is November 6th, 2012 “Election Day”.
Just in case you were wondering why we vote this time of year and on a Tuesday.
Here are the facts.
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.
Now you know why today is “Election Day”.
The polls are open until 8pm tonight.