America definitely has a lot of problems with its voting system, but one of the biggest problems is the fact we vote on Tuesdays.
It just doesnt make sense, and its part of the reason the US has low voter turnout.
We vote on Tuesdays because of a law passed in 1845, back when the US was still an agrarian society.
Tuesday was a convenient day because people traveled by horse and buggy back then, and needed at least a day to travel to get to the polls.
It also didnt conflict with days of worship (Saturday and Sunday) or market day, which was typically Wednesday.
But this law is obviously incredibly outdated.
To put this into perspective, it was passed when women couldnt vote and slavery was still alive and well.
At that point in time, there were even some white men who couldnt vote because of a property ownership requirement.
Were long overdue for a change.
Its in the middle of the week, and conflicts with peoples work schedules.
Unfortunately, we all have to make money in order to survive. On top of that, many Americans have families to attend to.
Its true early voting is available, but not in every state.
In 2016, 37 states and the District of Columbia allowed some form of early voting, but that doesnt do enough to make voting easier for Americans.
There are many logical changes that should be made to Americas voting system.
Election Day should be a national holiday so Americans arent forced to choose between doing their most important civic duty and making a living.