There’s less than a month until the mid-term elections for Congress, and “voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades,” says the Pew Research Center. In 2016, CNN reported that only about 55% of eligible voters cast ballots for the presidential election, so this is great news … but what if you have to work and can’t make it to the polls in time? There’s a fix for that!
Time to Vote is a nonpartisan effort led by the CEOs of nearly 200 (and counting) U.S. companies — including Intouch — who want to support increased voter participation. And thanks to Intouch’s participation in the program, we’re making sure every employee across every U.S. office knows they will be able to take as much as two hours paid time off on Election Day to ensure they’re able to cast their vote.
It may be easy for those of us who grew up here to take our right to vote for granted, but for Intouch CEO Faruk Capan, who grew up in Turkey and became a naturalized U.S. citizen after moving to the Midwest for graduate school, actively participating in the Great American Experiment isn’t optional.
“Voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility we should never take for granted. I’m proud to bring the Time to Vote initiative to Intouch, and I encourage every Intoucher to take advantage of this opportunity to let their voice be heard, no matter who they choose to vote for.” – Faruk Capan
If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the why and how of voting in the mid-terms, here’s a two-page primer. Not sure if you’re even registered? Find out here. Even if you are registered, read this to make sure your vote is protected and counted!
Finally: Want to join other companies in the Time to Vote initiative? Add your company’s name to the list!