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S. 1828 (115th): Weekend Voting Act

About the bill

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 in the Senate, and by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY25) as bill H.R. 1094 in the House.


Election Day is currently held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November.

That was established by an 1845 law, designed …

Sponsor and status

John F. “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Sep 18, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Sep 18, 2017

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S. 1828 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1828. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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