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Queens and Long Island politicians push to move Election Day to the weekend

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New York (PIX11)–  As you know, Tuesday is Election Day. For some it’s difficult to get to the polls because of their daily responsibilities. Some Queens and Long Island politicians are trying to make it easier for the average busy person to vote.

Congressman Steve Israel, New York State Senator Tony Avella and New York State Assemblyman Ed Braunstein are calling for the passage of legislation to move Election Day from the first Tuesday in November to the weekend after the first Friday.

The theory is that making it more convenient to vote will increase voter turnout.

Only 57.5% of eligible voters went to the polls in the United States in the 2012 elections.