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Most rich democracies don't hold their elections during the workweek

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Today, the first Tuesday after Nov. 1, American voters (some of us, at least) will head to the polls, as we've done in every even-numbered year since 1845.

You probably know by now that the United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among the world's advanced democracies, with midterm years seeing particularly weak levels of participation. Some of this low turnout is no accident: Certain states make voting a lot more difficult than others, ostensibly to combat "voter fraud" bu...