Be Out of Office on Election Day

#Vooote is an initiative to encourage companies to close on Election Day, so employees can easily get to the polls.

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Why should you close your office on Election Day?

Let’s #Vooote Together.

If you were planning an important party and wanted all of your friends and family to show up, you wouldn’t schedule it in the middle of the day on a Tuesday. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. And like most Tuesdays, two hundred million Americans have to show up for work. That’s part of the reason why 42% of eligible voters did not vote in 2016, with the majority of that group citing work as the obstacle that kept them from the polls.

This isn’t a campaign to lobby for federal legislation. It’s much simpler than that. This is a non-partisan effort to encourage business leaders to close their offices on Election Day and offer a day of paid leave for civically inclined Americans who want to head to the polls. Let’s remove this barrier together and be Out of Office on Election Day. Let’s #Vooote together.

Top 6 Reasons You Should Close Your Office on Election Day

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Many employees feel uncomfortable disrupting the work day to go vote.
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Closing offices will encourage civic engagement and positively impact company culture and identity.
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Many employees do not designate enough time to get to the polls before or after work. Work is cited as the number one reason why Americans don't make it to the polls.
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There will be minimal loss of productivity with this commitment, and employees will likely be incentivized to make up the difference.
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Closing offices influences other business leaders to follow suit.
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Employees will have proper time to read about candidates and measures on the ballot, better equipping them to participate in the voting process.

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