Why do we vote on the first Tuesday of November?

Aired: 11/3/2014 | 0:01:29 | Clip
While it might not be the most convenient day in present time, November Tuesdays were the best day to vote in the 1880s. NewHour’s political editor Domenico Montanaro charts the history of election day and explains modern efforts to change it. See PBS NewsHour’s 2014 midterm election coverage: to.pbs.org/1xtJgAH And read more on the NewsHour’s website: www.pbs.org/newshour