Should the U.S. Make Election Day a National Holiday?

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In 2020, about 67% of American citizens who were over the age of 18 voted in spite of the COVID 19 pandemic — more than 5% of 2016's voter turnout numbers. However, 67% reflects a disparity between citizens who regularly vote and citizens who didn't participate in the 2020 Presidential Election for one reason or another.

Efforts both partisan and nonpartisan have been made to increase voter turnout, including awareness and advertising campaigns, making it easier to register to vote and more. However, one change could make a big difference: making Election Day a federal holiday. Such a move, proponents argue, would underscore the importance of voting in the country while making it easier for citizens to get excited about and take part in their civic duty.