Should election day be after tax deadline?

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A lot of people say come election time in November, they forget all about taxes. So the idea is why not have elections the day after the tax filing deadline?

Residents say how much they received or owed for taxes has a big impact on who they vote for. However, one person says having to deal with taxes and elections all in a 48 hour period could be too stressful.

Bill Rosenblum of Ludlow told 22News, “With Tax season being the fifteenth of April, the fact that most people probably still haven’t filed their taxes if they owe, that’s probably too much for most people to handle, you might get not as much voter turnout as it is.”

Tuesday was the deadline for filing your federal taxes. However, the state tax deadline has been pushed to this Friday at midnight. If you haven’t filed yet the IRS says e-filing is the safest, easiest, and fastest way to file.

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