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Did You Know?

Dr. Jeffrey Carroll answers a question about voting for CBS-3.

In the United States, elections always take place on Tuesdays and if you’ve ever wondered why this is, fear not, because thanks to CBS 3 and Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, we have an answer.

“It has to do with scheduling around traveling by horse and buggy as people would have to go to their county election offices to vote and in some cases, that trip could take a day or two,” Carroll says as part of the CBS 3 Good Question segment conducted with Nicole Brewer in March.

Carroll also added that while travel is no longer that kind of an issue, it makes sense to keep the elections on Tuesdays because not only is it part of the tradition, but also because people have come to expect to vote on that day.



Be sure to vote in the Pennsylvania presidential primary April 26!