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USA Bill To Declare Election Day Public Holiday

Source: Brennan Center for Justice (NYU School of Law)
Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Updated: Saturday, August 8, 2015

An omnibus bill (the Voting Opportunity and Technology Enhancement Rights Act of 2009) tabled by Representative John Conyers Jr. and 5 co-sponsors would make Election Day a legal public holiday (as described in section 6103 of title 5, United States Code), every even-numbered year, beginning in 2010.

The aforementioned bill would also require a study of the impact this has on voter turnout.

Proposals to make election day a public holiday in the USA, come back to the fore regularly (2007-06-02 and 2007-11-11) and is actually a public holiday in a few states (2006-11-07).

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