Giving off or have off to vote? Add that employer!
Why it Matters
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and in 2020 it’s more important than ever!
Did you know that over 100 million eligible Americans didn't vote in 2016? Employers can step up and reduce stress on Election Day to increase voter turnout.
30 states require some form of paid time off to vote! Is yours one of them?
Companies should support every employee’s right to cast their ballot safely and successfully, whether on or before election day.
Flexibility to vote can help address disparities in who gets to vote.
Only 56% of the voting-age population cast a ballot in the 2016 election, and the second most popular reason Americans gave for not voting was being too busy or having a scheduling conflict.
Studies suggested African Americans were consistently forced to wait longer than the population at large — and thus were discouraged from voting.
We believe employees should not have to choose between work, or money, and voting. It’s an unfair burden!
Giving the full day off enables employers to participate in additional civic duties, like poll working, babysitting, and more.
There is a big need for volunteers this year. More than half of those who typically volunteer are over 60 and, understandably, worried about the coronavirus.
No conflicting schedule means employees can support friends and family to vote by arranging transportation, looking after kids, etc!