Andrea Hailey, CEO of the nonprofit Vote.org, thinks making Election Day a national holiday would go far in increasing turnout.
A growing list of companies are allowing their employees to get the day off or paying them to work the polls.
Some say having the day off to vote will improve voter turnout, but it’s a tough sell to Congress and companies.
In many ways, the 2012 presidential election is a referendum on a number: the nation's unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Reporters in Oklahoma City (unemployment around 5 percent) and San Bernardino, Calif., (unemployment pushing 12 percent) look behind the numbers.