10 thoughts on “Senate Bill Would Move Voting to the Weekend”

    1. Maureen,

      Another great question. That would obviously be for a constitutional scholar to deal with (how far legislation is allowed to stretch voting days).

      Thanks for the comment,

      -Phil

  1. Hey I just thought of this: Maybe it would allow peopl to go vote twice! They could go on Saturday, then go on Sunday, or allow them time to travel from state to state to cast as many votes in many states, lol.

    1. Maureen,

      Article 2, Section 1, Clause 4:

      The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

      Fortunately, the Constitution allows for the Legislative branch to make changes to the minutiae of the details of the process. Therefore, Congress can make these kinds of changes at any time they wish to do so.

      -Phil

  2. Could this be possible??Looks like(according to his web site) Kohl introduced this back in 2005, could this still be flying around the house since??

    Among the first bills Kohl will introduce in the 109th Congress:
    Weekend Voting bill. In an effort to increase access to polling places for American voters, Kohl is introducing a bill that would move federal elections to the first weekend in November and open polling places for uniform hours over the two days. Kohl’s bill addresses a major shift in the way Americans vote, as voters increasingly opt to vote absentee or early because of increased crowding at the polls.

    I’m sure nObama will pass it for 2012..

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