Can someone explain to me how a federal election holiday would work? Presumably the holiday is so that people would have a day off work so that they have time to go vote. Problem is I don’t know any other US federal holiday where no one has to work. Even Christmas and New Year’s people are working. And the people who need the day off to vote the most, lower social economic classes, are the people who will most likely still need to work. So what is the benefit of a federal election holiday?