Election day

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This article is about the general term "election day" worldwide. For other uses, see Election day (disambiguation).

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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