[This November,] the Saturday Voting Act was approved in San Francisco, requiring the city to open all polling places on the Saturday before Election Day in the Nov., 2011 city election. Proponents argue that a weekend voting option would make it much easier for working citizens to get to the polls. The Census Bureau reported that in 2008, the most common reason registered voters said they did not vote was because of their busy schedules. Even before the act passed, New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced his support for the initiative, signaling that NYC might be next.~ Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network
States across the union over the last few election cycles have instituted Early Voting, making it easy for people to vote weeks before General Election Day. This is a good development, as more people are able to vote on their own schedules. The only drawback is that you may learn more about any of the candidates after you vote, possibly making you regret your own vote.