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UK voting system

Why in uk every election regardless of date must happen
Why a Thursday aka whrn we wrap things up and finish things off from the start of the week as most if not all should be wrapping up for the week
Results on a Friday aka dead shows aka when nothing will get done as people are trying to get ready for the weekend by getting ready to get drunk
Why are votes counted overnight into 3/4am I mean people need sleep
Why not take it to offices first thing Monday morning from 6am and then counted it in a office then by Tuesday are Results

I don't understand the logic behind this
Speaking as a politics student, Thursday always used to be the day markets were held in the UK, so most country people would be in town then, making it easier for them to vote.

Eventually holding elections on Thursday just became a tradition.
Original post by seri0uscandidate
Speaking as a politics student, Thursday always used to be the day markets were held in the UK, so most country people would be in town then, making it easier for them to vote.
Eventually holding elections on Thursday just became a tradition.


Again old ways of doing things its 2024 not 1974 orc1984 etc screq traditional and do it on a Monday or Tuesday
But then voting would distract people from the working week.

If you held it on a Saturday you'd discriminate against Jews - as well as the hungover lol.
If you held it on a Sunday you'd discriminate against Christians.

Thursday's the best of a bad set of options. Personally I'd keep it on Thursday and make it a bank holiday. Would give people a reason to care about voting.

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