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Test Your Knowledge

Even some of the most respected politicians in government don't know as much about our complex voting system as you might think.

Why Tuesday? is a project that's asking politicians and voters how they would fix the elections system to increase voter participation. There are some innovative solutions that have come about, like the Weekend Voting Act, described here by Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY.

And there have also been some surprising answers to the question - Why DO we vote on Tuesday? - including this collection of responses from many of the primary candidates in the 2008 election.

To test your knowledge of issues voting related and beyond, take the American Experience Citizenship Test, an idea first put forward by President Alexander Hamilton. The answers might not be as easy as you think.

If you need a cheat sheet, check out the League of Women Voters History of Representative Government.


MDuke said:

No, I need my weekends to pretend I live in Mexico!

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