"The 1845 law was written to take into account the needs of a primarily agrarian society," he explains. "There wasn't any Uber, or cars or trains. Farmers had to get their products to market in wagons, which usually required a day of travel. And they needed to be home for the Sabbath, so they needed to have a day that fell between those. And people settled their accounts in those days on the first day of the month, so they couldn't vote then." Given those constraints, the first Tuesday that falls after the first Monday in November seemed like the best choice. … [Read more...] about Why Do Americans Vote on a Tuesday?