Election Day (United States): When & How to Celebrate?

Election Day 2021 USA! The first Tuesday following the first Monday in November is Election Day in the US, which falls on the date of 2nd November this year. On this day, naturally, all Americans vote for public officials who are going to work in all the levels of the probable government, which can range from local to international. Presidential elections take place every 4 years and to do a little calculation you have to find numbers that are divisible by 4.  On the other hand, elections for the U.S. House Of Representatives and Senate take place on every 2 years. The rest of the state and local government elections might take place in any year which the state designates.

When is Election Day 2021 USA?

Tuesday, November 2 is the official celebration date of Happy National Election Day 2021 in the United States.

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History Of Election Day

Elections are the only element that distinguishes a democratic country from that of a dictatorial one, allowing citizens to exert influence over their authorities and remove them without having to resort to revolt. This day is a wonderful opportunity to express our gratitude for the privileges that have been bestowed on us via the concept of democracy.

During the year 1789, on the date of 7th January, electors were chosen for the first presidential election in the United States. Each state could pick its Presidential electors at any time within the time period of 34 days and send them to the Electoral College under federal law. This became a concern when communications and transportation reached an advanced era, because states that voted first may affect ones that voted later. To avoid this, Congress enacted legislation establishing a single national election date.

It was the date of 23rd January on the year 1845, which was the 1st Tuesday after the first Monday when election day was established for the first time to elect future presidents of the US. Elections were thought appropriate at this time since the harvest time would have ended by then. Tuesday was a good day to vote since folks could go to church on Sunday and then go to the polls on Monday. By this fixing, farmers became eligible to vote before Wednesday, which was traditionally the time, when they sold their goods at the market.

The first election was held on November 7, 1848. Zachary Taylor, who was a candidate of the Whig Party, defeated former president and Free-Soil contender Martin Van Buren and Democrat candidate Lewis Cass. After Taylor’s unexpected death on July 10, 1850, Millard Fillmore, Taylor’s running partner, became the 13th president of the nation of the US.

Which U.S. President Has Received the Most Electoral Votes?

The 40th US president Ronald Regan had received the most electoral vote. He managed to win 525 votes out of the 538 available ones during the election of 1984.

What Are the Prerequisites for Becoming President?

As per the dictation of the Article II of the United States Constitution, the president must be a natural-born citizen of this Country, age has to be minimum of 35 years old, and have resided in the U. S. for 14 years, according to the Constitution.

What Are Some of The Ways to Celebrate Election Day 2021?

  1. Cast your ballot.

Every vote counts. We must vote for the change we desire. Things will not improve until we make a conscious effort, and that effort begins with a simple vote. So, kindly don’t forget to vote on the upcoming election day.

  1. Enlist the help of others.

Encourage your friends and family to vote as well. Begin by emphasizing the significance of voting and why every vote count to your friends, family, and coworkers. You would be doing the country a service, believe it or not!

  1. Encourage people to vote.

Provide transportation to the polls. This is a fantastic approach to get people to vote. Inform folks that you will be offering transportation to the polls before Election Day. Recruit them and transport them to the polling places.

  1. Share on social media

You can also share on social media by posting your activities with the hashtag #ElectionDay and encouraging people to vote in case they didn’t by then.

Why Election Day Is so Important?

Elections are a necessary component of every democracy. A democracy cannot operate without the voting process. As citizens, we have the power to designate individuals to lead our concerns and decide on matters that will have an influence on our lives and futures. We all enjoy the perks that are provided by democracy and in return, we need to make sure that we perform the duty of voting to continue to enjoy the protection of the privileges that are offered by democracy! So, we need to make sure that all of us continue to do our duty consciously on the upcoming election day for our present and future generations.

What Are Some of The Dates of Upcoming Election Days?

Year Date Day
2021 November 2 Tuesday
2022 November 8 Tuesday
2023 November 7 Tuesday
2024 November 5 Tuesday
2025 November 4 Tuesday

Election Day 2021 Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Greetings, Sayings, Status, Captions:

1. “You wouldn’t let your grandparents pick your playlist. Why would you let them pick your representative who’s going to determine your future?” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

2. “This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” Alexander Hamilton, American Politician and Founding Father of the U.S.

3. “We can all agree on the importance of voting.” Jenna Bush, American News Personality

4. “Democracy is based upon the conviction there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.” Harry Emerson Fosdick, American Pastor

5. “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.” George Jean Nathan, American Drama Critic and Magazine Editor

6. “The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” Louis Brandeis, American Lawyer and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

7. “I am most concerned about the wealthy owning our democracy. [It] feels as if very real efforts to disable our democracy are underway. Between the way our rights as voters are being attacked, the way elections themselves are being gerrymandered… I really think that if we don’t show up in this moment, we will [have] missed potentially our last opportunity to really check this administration.” America Ferrera, Actress and Political Activist

8. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” Abraham Lincoln, Former U.S. President

9. “We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. Too many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice, we have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children.” Beyoncé, American Singer

10. “Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.” Peggy Noonan, American Author

11. “Here’s the problem: while some folks are frustrated and tuned out and staying home on election day, trust me other folks are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

12. “The consequences of anybody here, not turning out and doing everything you can to get your friends, neighbors, family to turn out, the consequences of you staying home would be profoundly dangerous to this country, to our democracy.” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

13. “A man without a vote is a man without protection.” Lyndon B. Johnson, Former U.S. President

14. “Can’t wait for tomorrow when I get to exercise my patriotic duty as an American: Complaining about how long it’s taking to vote.” Stephen Colbert, American Comedian

15. “It isn’t about who is the majority in Congress. It’s about, are people educated and enfranchised and resourced enough to participate in the government that purports to be of the people, by the people, for the people? We’re missing the people part—and not because people don’t care, but because we’re not doing our job as a country, as a culture, to make democracy work.” America Ferrera, Actress and Political Activist

16. “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

17. “Voting is not only our right—it is our power.” Loung Ung, Human Rights Activist 

18. “If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” George Carlin, American Comedian

19. “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Thomas Jefferson, Former U.S. President and Founding Father of the U.S.

20. “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.” Sharon Salzberg, American Author

21. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

22. “Wouldn’t you want to be absolutely positive that the folks elected to make those decisions about our daily lives, decisions that range from when we send our troops to war to how victims of sexual assault are treated. Wouldn’t you want to be sure that those elected officials were thinking about all of us, not just some small percentage of us?” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

23. “Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls.” Nanette L. Avery, Writer

24. “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” Alan Moore, American Writer

25. “So the notion somehow that, ‘Well, you know, I’m not as inspired because Barack and Michelle, they’re not on the ballot this time, and, you know, maybe we kinda take it easy’—my legacy’s on the ballot. You know, all the work we’ve done over the last eight years is on the ballot.” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

26. “I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard.” Beth Broderick, American Actress

27. “Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it. Not now.” Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State

28. “I don’t care what responsibilities you have today, there’s no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and your future starts now! We don’t have time, no procrastinating, don’t let the discouragement take you off course, that’s not how my people or my generation will go down…this is the loudest way to make your voice heard!” Rihanna, Singer

29. “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

30. “Voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter. Period.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

31. “People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

32. “If we don’t vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future.” Pat Michell, American Businesswoman

33. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former U.S. President

34. “Elections belong to the people.” Abraham Lincoln, Former U.S. President

35. “I’m hopeful that despite all the noise, all the lies, we’re going to remember who we are, who we’re called to be. Out of this political darkness, I see a great awakening. If you vote, things will get better, it will be a start.” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

36. “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” Perecles, Greek Statesman

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