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Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

8-1 Should National Election Day be made into a federal holiday

August 1, 2001

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sales,

Lawrence

"Absolutely, 'cause we need more days off."

Jasmine Brown,

Prairie Park student,

Lawrence

"Yeah, because I'd have more time to vote. I could get out of school."

Erica Martin,

registered nurse,

Lawrence

"Yes. I think it should. I think a lot of people who don't vote have trouble getting off work."

John Ott,

college student,

Lawrence

"Anything that would improve voter turnout is good, but the polling venues are open long enough that people shouldn't use work as an excuse for not voting."

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