I agree with the examples provided. Talking about voting with our family had a big impact for the midterm elections – family members that would have never voted did. I noticed that for the midterm elections, TX did early voting (I think it was two weeks out). I read in the news that at least in San Antonio it really helped to increase voter turnout because it made voting much easier to accomplish. People were not turned away by long lines. And yes, Election Day should be a federal holiday!