Nearly 60% of voting-eligible Americans did not vote in our last midterm elections.

35% of the nonvoters said that scheduling conflicts with work or school kept them from getting to the polls.

Your company's holiday policy can make the difference.

It’s critical to us that our team knows how much we value their rights to participate on voting day.
— Jesse Genet, Lumi co-founder

Companies giving their U.S. employees time off to vote


Get involved

Here's how:

1. Check in. Is your team made up of hourly workers, parents, remote employees? What barriers do they face in getting to the polls? What is your existing policy?

2. Pick your policy. Whether you're creating a new holiday, taking off the afternoon, or simply encouraging your employees to take a few hours from the workday to go vote, implement a policy that works for your company and its unique needs.

3. Get prepared. Add Election Day to the calendar and queue up a few messages to the team from leadership that will encourage employees to use their time to vote.

Empowering employees to vote on Election Day is simple and impactful. Now that's something to celebrate. 

As employers, we can help tackle the #1 reason people self-report not voting: that it “conflicts with work or school”.
— Justin Rosentein, Asana co-Founder


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As a business, we have a unique ability to take a stand.
— Rose Marcario, CEO Patagonia

In the news

“Voting is essential to a healthy democracy, and we have always encouraged our employees to take the time they need to vote. This year, we’re taking a step further by joining and making Election Day an official company holiday at - and we hope to be joined by the many other companies we know believe in the importance of civic participation.”
— Ben Rattray, Founder & CEO