Election day was first held on a Tuesday to accommodate farmers

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By: Patrick Coveny, Fall Editor and Reporter

Election Day in November is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday as rural farmers who lived miles away from polling locations needed time to travel. Sunday was designated a day of church and rest while Monday would be a day to travel, and Tuesday would be voting day.