While the count for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election is still in progress, the whole country saw a win in this year’s voter turnout numbers. According to NBC, nearly 160 million people cast ballots, the largest number in U.S. history and the highest participation rate in the country since 1900.
Employers may well have played a role in this triumph of civic participation. After the last presidential election, some large employers emphasized and made accommodations for voting. By the middle of 2020, the public push around voting was visible on NBA jerseys, social media platforms and in business advertising. Restaurant chains like &pizza and White Castle even announced they would close for part of the day on every Election Day.
This isn’t just a social benefit; recent research has suggested a connection between voting-related benefits and retention. With that in mind, here are eight articles that tell the story of employer Election Day benefits.