Why do we not vote on Sunday like the rest of the world? Since 1848 this has been standard so the ultra pious Americans don't have to defile the Christian Sabbath! The date has something to do with the harvest but the day reflects religious practices. Funny thing is, in all European countries, including Catholic Spain, France and Italy, they don't seem to be bothered by that issue! Virtually everything we do is governed by our overly zealous religious conditioning. Why else would our national motto be "In God we Trust"? It should say "Of God We Live in Fear".
I just don't like the idea of ballots floating around in the post and going from one office to another weeks or months before elections. I think voting should be done in person on election day and counted immediately and the result should be held in a safe place until counted.
I think we shoudl either declare election day a holiday, or else do all voting by mail as we do In Oregon and Washington States. I think botign by mail is actually better. You have time to look up ballot initiatives or candidates which you are not familiar with before casting your vote. It makes for better informed voting.
It's not only that outdated religious excuse. Many in control keep the Tuesday voting because they know most working middle and lower income class people can't get off work and it makes it harder for them to vote. Those are the largest groups most likely to vote for anti-capitalist policies and against pro-rich candidates! The same backroom control methods that created gerrymandering in the first place!