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Election Day Facts
Election Day Date:
Enter Year to the Date of Election Day in Any Year
Enter Year in Format: YYYY
Rule to Determine the Date of Election Day:
Election Day is the Tuesday on or after November 2nd.
United States President Election Year:
Election for the office of United States President is held every four years.
United States Senate and House Election Year
"National elections take place every even-numbered year. Every four years the president, vice president, one third of the Senate, and the entire House are up for election (on-year elections). On even-numbered years when there isn't a presidential election, one third of the Senate and the whole House are included in the election (off-year elections)." Source: United States Senate
About Election Day:
- The day that United States citizens cast their ballot to elect government officials.
Why Election Day is the Day It Is:
- November was selected because the harvest work was done.
- Tuesday was selected because many people had to travel the day
before to reach the polling place. Since most people did not travel on
Sunday for religious reasons, they did not want it to be on a Monday.
- They did not want Election Day to fall on November 1st because it is All Saints Day.
- They did not want Election Day to fall on the first of the month
because many shop keepers did their books for the preceding month on
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