Election Day is basically a day which is set by the law of federal public officials for general election in the United States. Election Day is celebrated on first Tuesday of November month every year or after first Monday of November month. This year Election Day is being celebrated on 6th November.
Some Facts about Election Day
Frequency: Annually, Month of November
2018 celebrations: 6 November 2018
Related to: Super Tuesday
Type: Day for election of public official
Activities: Voting for elected nominee, Exercising civic duty
History of Election Day
On 7th January 1789, the nominees were selected for the first time for US presidential election. After the election George Washington became President on 4th February 1789.
Years after Congress on 23rd January 1845, designated Election Day on the first Friday every year on the month of November for the further presidential elections.
In those years, elections were considered on a good time as at that time people were more of an agriculture society because of which they used to be much busier and for election day they have to travel long distances to the polling stations which was difficult for the people as they were busy in agriculture work, but in the Month of November, it was the ending time for the busy harvesting and people can now easily travel long distances for voting. This also avoided other religious holidays after which Election Day came into existence and the first election took place after implementing. Election Day was on 7th November 1848, in which Zachary Taylor from Whig Party won the elections but due to sudden death of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore became the US President on 10th July 1850 and was the 13th US President.
Election Day Quotes
Here are some Quotes on Election Day:
“The Poll that matters is the one that happens on Election Day”
“The political process does not end on Election Day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make.”
“You have to knock doors, make calls, and build a relationship with voters long before Election Day.”
“The one sure way of participating in the process of nation-building is to vote on the Election Day.
We need to say to everyone on Election Day, ‘Those of you who helped make this a good day; you need to go out and help us finish the job.”
“Republicans are relentless and they’re smart, too – they’re not all dumb – and on Election Day, they’ll be up at five in the morning.”
“This country has always been run by elite, and it’s an elitist democracy. And that’s not a radical concept. It’s elitist democracy. When people talk about democracy, they don’t talk – really talk about participatory democracy, until the point that we get us at Election Day.”
“The people we need to hear from most are the ones who make them heard least except, of course, on Election Day.”
“I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on Election Day.”
“It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.”