Election Day should be a national holiday, in the same way Christmas is observed, with minimal to no businesses open. It insures that every eligible voter, regardless of their distance from the polls, or their competing work schedule, can have the opportunity to vote. I disagree that it should be called Democracy Day. While we hold democratic ideals, we are a federal republic, and adding “democracy” to the title leaves partisan connotations. Simply calling it “Election Day” suffices. Acknowledging this day as a holiday is a major step in fighting voter suppression. Those who say otherwise are ignorant to the realities some communities face when it comes to voting.