Election day

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Election day refers to the day when general elections are held. In many countries, general elections are always held on a Sunday, to enable as many voters as possible to participate, while in other countries elections are always held on a weekday. However, some countries, or regions within a country, always make a weekday election day a public holiday, thus satisfying both demands.

Sunday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Sundays:


Monday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Mondays:

  • Canada, unless Monday is a holiday, in which case election day will be the following Tuesday.
  • Philippines
  • Norway, though municipalities are also permitted to open polling stations on the preceding Sunday.
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Tuesdays:

Wednesday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Wednesdays:

Thursday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Thursdays:

Friday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Fridays:

Saturday[edit]

In the following countries general elections are held on Saturdays:

Other parliamentary bodies[edit]

Elections in the European Union take place over a period of four days (i.e., Thursday through to Sunday), according to the election days of the EU members states (as listed above). There were some exceptions; as Wednesday was not covered by the available dates, the Netherlands holds voting on Thursday, while Denmark holds voting on Sunday.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Election Day". Your Holiday Directory. Gone-ta-pott.com. Retrieved 15 May 2010.