Election Day in the United States of America is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. It is the day when popular ballots are held to select public officials.
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? In 1845, the United States was largely an agrarian society. Farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Tuesday was established as election day because it did not interfere with the Biblical Sabbath or with market day, which was on Wednesday in many towns.
How does the election day work? An election for President of the United States occurs every four years on Election Day, held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. ... During the generalelection, Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for President. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote--does not determine the winner.
How do we vote in America? Contrary to popular belief, Americans do not vote directly for their president and vice president. Instead, they work on an electoral college system. So, while they pick the names of the candidates they are voting for, they are actually casting their ballots for the electors in their respective states