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Hi everyone, I'm Alisha.
Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks Election Day in United States. Election day isn't a national holiday but people are required to be let off of work for a certain amount of time so that they can participate in the election. When people talk about Election Day, they're usually talking about the federal offices in the United States.
The United States has always tried to position Election Day near November. Can you guess why this might be the case?
Weโ€™ll show you the answer at the end of this video.
Election Day in the United States means the end of long periods of campaigning, something which many Americans are grateful to see come about. It also means that polling places have long lines and that people sit by the TV, radio, or computer waiting to hear the results as soon as they're turned in.
For most people in the United States, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November is a workday. This has been controversial for many years. Some people have advocated that Election Day be made an official federal holiday so that everybody has the day off to vote at their leisure.
The media in the United States covers Election Day like nothing else. In fact, this is one of the most competitive times of the year for media in general. All of the most popular and best known anchormen and women will be behind a desk with a map of the United States showing where the electoral votes of those states are going as soon as the results are available.
The United States does not vote on a popular vote system. The Electoral College determines the winner of a given state, which translates to a certain amount of electoral votes, making some states much more important than others to politicians.
And now here's the answer to the quiz.
Can you guess why the United States has always tried to position Election Day in November?
The November date of Election Day is due to the fact that the US was largely an agrarian society when the first elections were held. By November, most farmers had their produce harvested and could then make a trip, sometimes long, to town to vote.
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Is there a special day when elections are held in your country?

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Hello Cake,

Thanks for taking the time to share. ๐Ÿ‘Interesting to learn about the Philippines.

Please let us know if you ever have any questions throughout your studies, we would be happy to assist.



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I actually forgot that in the Philippines, after 2-4 years, we pick another president. So that's when our elections begin. It's kinda annoying because a lot of people like other presidents.


Yeah, we have "Election Day".

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Hi Libuse Kral,

Thank you for explaining about elections in the Czech Republic. I think that bringing valid ID should be necessary everywhere!


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Wednesday at 03:07 AM
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In CZech Republic we have elections also, but it it always on Saturday and contrary to the US election everybody who wishes to vote has to come with a valid ID card. NO FRAUD is alolowed as is now customary in this country.