Election Weekend ActOn April 14th, Representative Alcee Hastings introduced the Election Weekend Act. This act requires that all federal elections occur on the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of November. 20 states do not have laws that require employers to grant employees time off to vote on Election Day. Moreover, few other countries hold their elections on a single weekday. Passing this bill will simultaneously allow the United States to move beyond 18th century conceptions of democracy while easing irrational restrictions placed on voters.
Read H.R. 1647
There are currently 11 cosponsors and there is currently a companion bill S 144. To support these pieces of legislation please contact your Congressperson/Senator.