Every national Election Day should be a national holiday. This would encourage people to study election issues and give them more time to vote.
Also, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are very similar, perhaps too similar to have two separate holidays, even though they fall so far apart on the calendar. Therefore, both Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day should be merged into one holiday. In fact, this combined holiday could be observed on the same day as the Election Day holiday. What better way is there to commemorate veterans than with doing an activity most fought to protect?
If the population just cannot accept the fact that they are losing one paid holiday per year, maybe we can designate the Monday preceding the Election Day holiday as the merged Memorial Day/Veteran’s Day holiday.