Life isn’t always convenient. Deal with it.
Make election day something special.
Look, that worked for over 200 years. I see no reason to change it just because someone is a workaholic, wants to go on vacation, or is just plain lazy to get out of bed and go vote...regardless of the weather.
That’s what absentee ballots are for.
Convenience...that’s one of the excuses for the abortion-on-demand crowd.
Making people only vote on election day doesn’t make it special, it just adds to a Tuesday to do list. Candidates that are worth a crap make election day special, and apparently we don’t get those anymore.
The thing I really enjoy about early voting is the bills. I can look them up on the web and make my decision and put that decision right on the ballot. I used to write try to remember them, then I remembered I’m no good at that and started writing them down, but I always felt I was cribbing for a test.
I don’t think the old system really did work for over 200 years. For most of our history our level of voter turn out has been lower than other participatory governments. And those other places that have much higher turn out have generally made voting convenient, more than one day, often on weekends.
I have no problem with early voting for the week before the election, but no earlier. Starting voting in September is especially ridiculous. There is so much left in the campaign.