Election Weekend Act
On 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.  
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.