Election Day
Election days throughout the world.
  Monday
  Tuesday
  Wednesday
  Thursday
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
  Multiple days

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. Many countries permit absentee ballots or early ballots to be cast by mail prior to the election, thereby avoiding the problem altogether.

An election day usually culminates in an election night when the results of the election are tallied and winners are announced.[1]

Monday

In the following countries general elections are held on Mondays:

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

Tuesday

In the following countries general elections are held on Tuesdays:

Wednesday

In the following countries general elections are held on Wednesdays:

Thursday

In the following countries general elections are held on Thursdays:

Friday

In the following countries general elections are held on Fridays:

Saturday

In the following countries general elections are held on Saturdays:

Sunday

In the following countries general elections are held on Sundays:

Other parliamentary bodies

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 are some exceptions; as Wednesday was not covered by the available dates, the Netherlands holds elections on Thursday, while Denmark holds elections on Sunday.

See also

References

  1. ^ Graeme Orr, Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems: A Comparative Legal Account (2016), Chapter 10.
  2. ^ a b "Election Day". Your Holiday Directory. Gone-ta-pott.com. Retrieved 2010. 

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