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California bill would make Election Day a state holiday

A California lawmaker introduced bill Thursday that would make Election Day a state holiday in order to boost voter turnout.

The legislation from Assemblyman Evan Low, if passed, would make the Tuesday after the first Monday in November a day off for schools and public employees.

"I think this will ensure that more people will be able to participate in the electoral process," Low told Mercury News.

The bill would not impact private businesses.

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