Election Day 2016
Many demonstrationists have objected to Election Day 2016 being on Tuesday can cause voter Turnout. Election Day 2016 for the United States Presidential race has preset for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. President and Vice President will be elected, using the Electoral College vote by the Presidential Electors. These Presidential Electors will be selected by the voters. The 45th President and 48th Vice President for the United States will be selected on this Election Day 2016. The term limit founded in the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution averts the present President, Barack Obama of the Democratic Party to run for the third time.
Criticism for Election Day 2016 as being on Tuesday
Tuesday was introduced as Election Day in 1845. Back that time United States was mostly an agricultural society and Tuesday happened to become the market day or Biblical Sabbath. Because of that clash Tuesday was selected as Election Day for the purpose of Farmers, who often needed a full day to travel by Horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote.
However, Tuesday is now normally a work day around the country, where most voters working on that day. For this reason only, Demonstrators has recommended to make the Election Day as a Federal Holiday or allowing voters to cast their Ballots over two or more days. They have also suggested the employers to permit their employees paid off time in case of such decree and encourage voters to use early voting facilities when available and suitable.
Early Voting for Election Day 2016
Now-a-days most States permit for early voting, regarding the Election Day 2016, permitting voters to cast ballots before the Election Day. Unconditional early votinf in person is allowed in 32 states including D.C.
Early voting for the Election Day 2016 is available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Early voting varies from 4 to 50 days prior to Election Day 2016, whereas voting in person is permitted in 32 states and in D.C.
Absentee Ballot System for Election Day 2016
Besides, absentee ballot system is also available now in 27 states and D.C. and with an excuse in another 21 states. An absentee ballot is a ballot that the voters record and casts at a location other than the designated polling station on Election Day 2016. Usually, these ballots are mailed, or can be arranged by emailing ballots, faxing ballots, or delivering them in person to a designated location. Often a voter must request an absentee ballot at least a week before the election takes places.
Restricted States for early voting and Absentee Voting in Election Day 2016
No-early voting is applied for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. Excuse also required for absentee voting in these states.
Holiday and Paid Leave for Election Day 2016
Election Day 2016 has declared as Civic Holiday as per regulatory in Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and the territory of Puerto Rico. Some other states permit the employees to take off from employment without loss of pay. California Election Code Section 14000 allowed employed voters to take off from their bosses for two hours with pay. Whereas few employers allow employees to come in late or leave early on Election Day, giving them the opportunity to get their jurisdiction and vote.