Make it easier to vote?? The polls are open very early and close pretty late....very few people work so many hours in a day they can't take 5 minutes to swing by the polling place....and if you are one of those few, you already know you work crazy hours and should think ahead to apply for an absentee ballot. Plus, the reason why a weekday works is bc people who have gov't jobs man the polls all day. Calling a federal holiday (whether it be on a weekday or weekend) means the very people who man the polls have a legal day off. Who will man the polls instead? ALL volunteers? Good luck with that! Before screaming "unfair!" take a second to think of *actual* logistics.