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S. 1828: Weekend Voting Act

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Should elections be held on the weekend?

The Weekend Voting Act would move elections from Tuesdays to the first full weekend of November and have them last two whole days. It would take effect beginning November 2018, for any federal elections such as president and Congress, but not for state or local elections. This would mean that if it passed, there would be multiple election days in 2018 unless all states & local governments also changed their practices.

It was introduced by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) as bill S. 1828 ...

Sponsor and status

John “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Sep 18, 2017


Introduced on Sep 18, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 18, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Sep 18, 2017

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S. 1828 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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