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Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why is election day always held on a Tuesday?
- BamaBeau

A: Dear BamaBeau,

Back in the day when America was mostly an agrarian society, law makers decided that Election Day would be in November. This is because the fall harvest would be over so farmers could go vote. They chose Tuesday because most Americans had to travel a long way to the place they voted, and if Monday was Election Day, people would have to travel on Sunday, which meant they wouldn't go to church or keep the Sabbath day holy. It's held the first Tuesday after the first Monday to prevent Election Day from falling on November 1st (All Saints Day, and the day most storekeepers spent doing their October books).