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USA Election Day Public Holiday Update
 
(Posted on Saturday, August 8, 2015)

Source: US News and World Report (Washington DC)

US populist presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has in turn called for election day to be a non-working public holiday in the USA.

As per the aforementioned speech, "Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote".

Recall that, 8 years ago (02-Jun-2007), then presidential candidate, Senator H. R. Clinton rekindled her 2005 Count Every Vote Act, mandating that election day be made a US federal public holiday, in the form of the Ballot Integrity Act of 2007 comprehensive election reform legislation.

This was later revived (21-Feb-2009), in an omnibus bill (the Voting Opportunity and Technology Enhancement Rights Act of 2009) which would have made Election Day a legal public holiday (as described in section 6103 of title 5, United States Code), every even-numbered year, beginning in 2010.

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