In the present day, Tuesday, is Election Day in the US, a day set by legislation for the overall elections of federal public officers. By statute it’s “the Tuesday subsequent after the primary Monday within the month of November.”
Election Day happens solely in even-numbered years for federal workplaces reminiscent of president, vice chairman, senators, and representatives to the Home. Presidential and vice presidential elections happen each 4 years, in years divisible by 4, whereas elections to the Home of Representatives happen each two years and elections to the Senate (senatorial elections are staggered in order that one third of senators are elected in any given election yr) each two years for six-year phrases, until there’s a particular election to fill a emptiness.
Along with elections for federal workplace, many state, metropolis, and native elections are held on Election Day as a matter of comfort.
Whereas Election Day shouldn’t be a federal vacation, it’s a state vacation in lots of jurisdictions together with Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, the territory of Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Right here’s what you must find out about what’s open for enterprise and working in the US – and what isn’t – on Tuesday.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES All Federal authorities workplaces are open on Tuesday, however metropolis and state workplaces the place Election Day is a vacation can be closed.
POST OFFICE Publish workplaces can be open and common mail supply can be in impact.
BANKS Virtually all monetary establishments can be open Tuesday.
SCHOOLS Some can be closed, relying on location.
RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS Most eating places and retailers can be open and a few will even maintain Election Day gross sales however a couple of have introduced plans to open a number of hours later than normal, to offer workers time to vote.
FINANCIAL MARKETS The nation’s inventory and bond markets can be open on Tuesday.
TRANSPORTATION Virtually all public transit programs, reminiscent of buses, subways, and commuter rail programs, will function on regular schedules.
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