This opinion, http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071110/OPINION04/711100364/-1/OPINION, in the Toledo Blade had one comment that bothers me a little. The writer suggest that we make "election day" a holiday. Considering (as Maggie has written) what we have done to our other holidays (look at the similarity between "holi" and "holy") would this be wise. Some of us complain now about the lack of turn-out, and we would make it a "holiday"? Unless the polls were moved to the mezzanine at Wal-Mart's we'd see a really low turn-out.
I've often wondered why the voting occurs on just one day. Couldn't we have voting over two days, or three? Perhaps the logistics of it are too cumbersome (look at the trouble we have trying to get things to work for one day), but some people might have time on Wednesday that they don't have on Tuesday. Of course, we would be waiting with bated breath for the results (oh, we did that already in 2000, didn't we).