Action #1 - 5 Actions for a Safe and Fair Election: Encourage employees, clients, and consumers to make a voting plan
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- Voting is going to look differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Policies around early voting and absentee ballots differ by state. It is critical that individuals are informed on their state’s policies in advance so that they can make a plan for how to cast their ballot.
- Provide employees, clients, and consumers with resources on the voting policies in relevant states.
- Encourage employees, clients, and consumers to make a voting plan, register to vote, and vote early in-person or by mail.
RESOURCES & PARTNERS
- What it is: TurboVote is a simple text- and web-based tool that offers registration, key voting dates, vote-by-mail guidelines, and reminders all in one place.
- What to do: Partner with TurboVote to provide employees with the information needed to register to vote and vote by mail or in person in their jurisdiction.
- The Voting Information Project
- What it is: The Voting Information Tool (VIT) from the Voting Information Project is an embeddable web tool that offers official voting information, such as polling place, ballot drop box, and ballot information, and a map feature.
- What to do: Embed this simple tool in your internal and/or external company websites to encourage employees and/or customers to vote and provide another channel for them to start the process.
- What it is: BallotReady is a comprehensive vote planning tool that includes registration, mail-in voting, and polling place information as well as in-depth information on every candidate and ballot measure on their ballot. Voters can compare candidates’ records, endorsements, and issue positions for everything from county commissioners to judges to president, and mark their choices to aid in quick, informed voting when the time comes.
- What to do: Direct employees to the BallotReady website to help them learn about candidates for local, state, and federal offices and local and state ballot measures. Encourage employees to download the app to keep track of their ballot choices for when they ultimately vote.
- Business Forward
- What it is: The Business Forward Foundation takes a business-minded look at policy issues affecting America’s economic competitiveness. The organization recently released a toolkit for employers to help employees vote.
- What to do: Use their general toolkit or one of their state toolkits for FL, WI, PA, OH, or MI for resources and recommendations for boosting voter turnout among your employees.
- Plan Your Vote
- What it is: NBC’s Plan Your Vote, consolidates state by state information on in-person and mail-in voting policies to assist users in making a voting plan that aligns with the changing policies in their state
- What to do: Direct employees to Plan Your Vote and share voting policies for relevant states to keep employees informed.