One of the most common reasons people give for not voting is that they’re too busy with the demands of work and life. To address this barrier and increase voter participation, a diverse coalition of companies came together in the summer of 2018 to launch Time to Vote. The companies made a commitment to ensure that their employees had a work schedule that allowed them time to vote in that year's midterm elections.
In 2018, more than half of U.S. eligible voters cast a ballot, the highest turnout rate for a midterm election in recent history, according to the Pew Research Center. In addition to helping drive voter participation, Time to Vote received coverage from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and TIME, as well as accolades from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Today, we are reigniting the efforts of Time to Vote, building on our past results and working to engage even more employers in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
This movement is a non-partisan effort that demonstrates the power of what the business community can achieve when it works to address the most significant issues of our time. Together, we can have an even greater impact. Join us.