WHY DO WE VOTE ON TUESDAY? ~ In the midst of an ongoing debate over the flaw of voter suppression in our democracy, one overarching question has been growing in my mind. Why do we hold our elections on a Tuesday? I had no idea, and as I began to do some research, I found that no one else really does either. The official reason behind the 19th century law has to do with the trip that voters had to make to polls by horse and carriage . . .