Election Day Should Be a National Holiday

The Authentic Perspective

November 6th, 2016

2016-election-logoNovember 8th is an important day in America-it is Election Day. However, Election Day is not a national holiday. It is time that Election Day should be declared a national holiday.

The most argued reason for this is that many working Americans find it difficult to get to the polls. Because Election Day is on a Tuesday, many Americans are unable to take time off of work for various reasons to go to the polls, and therefore, skip out on voting. And while early voting has helped alleviate this issue to some extent, not every state has early voting opportunities.

Declaring Election Day a national holiday will not only give everyone a better, easier opportunity to vote, but declaring this important day in our country a national holiday would better display our commitment and interest in the role we play in the government and politics. Overall, more people would be able to vote, and more people would actually be interested in doing so, as well. The sooner Election Day becomes a national holiday, the better the outcomes of Election Day will be.

Viewpoints Editor
Jill Augustine

Tags: , , , , , ,

Recent News

Student Work Presented at the VAC Gallery

September 20th, 2017

Saint Xavier University is currently displaying a new exhibit at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) gallery, which according to SXU is a venue exclusively dedicated to exhibiting student and alumni artwork. This semester one of the current exhibits is the “HATCHED” Exhibit. The student artists are: Karisa Brake, Ethan Gray,…

Saint Xavier Council Plans Homecoming 2017

September 20th, 2017

The first four weeks of school have flown by and Saint Xavier students now have Homecoming Week to look forward to. “This year’s Homecoming Week is really special,” Ali Zaharris, Director of Student Activities, says. “It’s the inauguration week of President Joyner.” Yet, President Joyner will not be the only…

Saint Xavier University Starts Courage to Quit Program

September 20th, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017 Saint Xavier University (SXU), both the Chicago and Orland Park Campuses, have become tobacco free campuses. According to the school website, the campus decided to become tobacco free because “Tobacco-free” campuses advocate for the health of all, including the user. “Smoke-free” is primarily focused on the…

More News Articles >>