Election day (politics)

Election Day refers to the day when general elections are held. In many countries, general elections are always held on a Sunday, to enable as many voters as possible to participate, while in other countries elections are always held on a weekday. However, some countries, or regions within a country, always make a weekday election day a public holiday, thus satisfying both demands.

Sunday

In the following countries general elections are held on Sundays:

Monday

In the following countries general elections are held on Mondays:

Tuesday

In the following countries general elections are held on Tuesdays:

In New York State is November 5th (Election Day)Considered a Holiday meaning are banks, government offices, schools, and postal services available or open.

Wednesday

In the following countries general elections are held on Wednesdays:

Thursday

In the following countries general elections are held on Thursdays:

Friday

In the following countries general elections are held on Fridays:

Saturday

In the following countries general elections are held on Saturdays:

Other parliamentary bodies

Elections in the European Union take place over a period of four days (i.e., Thursday through to Sunday), according to the election days of the EU members states (as listed above). There were some exceptions; as Wednesday was not covered by the available dates, the Netherlands holds voting on Thursday. Denmark holds voting on Sunday and Italy holds voting on both Saturday and Sunday.

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References

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