The State We’re In: Declaring Election Day a National Holiday

In a census survey of 19 million register voters, 2.7 million people said they didn’t cast their ballots because they were too busy to vote. To help boost voter turnout, federal legislators have debating making Election Day a national holiday for years. The 116th Congress is poised to take up the idea again this session. So why is Election Day on a Tuesday? Springfield Technical Community College Professor John Diffley joined Carrie Saldo to shed light on the history of Election Day.

This segment originally aired on February 8, 2019.