Pasty Central Day in History, November 4th

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Today is election day in the U.S., always taking place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. This day was selected shortly after Michigan became a state, chosen because it is well after harvest time and usually before the snow comes. In the fifteen counties of Upper Michigan, voting is organized by Townships.

With a population of around 312,000, the U.P. had just over 147,000 voters registered in the last election, which saw almost 98% of those registered voters cast ballots, with a solid majority selecting the Republican candidate. Turn-out is traditionally a bit lower between presidential elections which are held in years evenly divisible by 4.

The earliest election day can occur is the second of November, and latest is on the 8th of the month.