Fun Fact November 3, 2020.
3 November 2020
Did you vote? Election day is a statutory day set by the Federal Government as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The earliest day it can be is November 2, with Monday being the first. The latest day it can be is the 8th, meaning that the first of November fell on a Tuesday. Although the day is set by the Federal Government many state and local elections are also held on the same day, as a convenience and cost saving measure. November was picked as the month because most if not all of the harvesting was completed and the severe winter weather, in most cases, had not arrived allowing easier travel. Tuesday was chosen as Election Day so that voters could attend church on Sunday, travel to the polling location on Monday, and vote before Wednesday, which was usually when farmers would sell their produce at the market. Election day is a public holiday in most states, like Virginia, while in other states people who must work are allowed paid time off to exercise their right to vote.