And it’s time for that 1845 anachronism to be retired. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation on the planet to hold elections during the work week.If it has to remain on Tuesday, I call for a nationwide primary election day the day after Memorial Day, and move the general election to the day after Labor Day. Both days would be national holidays as high in importance as Christmas Day. You would get a paid day off, as long as you turned in a receipt at work from the polls that you voted. If you are essential personnel, you would get time and a half as long as you gave that receipt that you voted. That would greatly increase voter turnout, and moving election days to warm-weather months would also eliminate the possibility of voting in a snowstorm (as with January primaries in some states and the general election in November) and having a lot more daylight for those driving to the polls, as both new election days are during daylight saving time.