Voting is the most fundamental right in a democracy and it should be easier not harder to take part in. The fact is that some people can’t afford to vote. The concentration of voters before and after work creates long lines making it that much more costly to take the time to vote. Making Election Day a holiday would only reduce these lines by making it possible for citizens to vote throughout the day thereby allowing more people to take part in the process.
Additionally, American democracy is an incredible thing that should be celebrated and I can think of no better day than Election Day to celebrate it.