Facebook, Apple lead Corporate America titans boosting voter turnout
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With just 51 days left until November's 2020 presidential election, big employers are helping to boost voter turnout by giving their employees some slack.
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As voting rights organizations have sounded the alarm about poll worker shortages — largely due to the coronavirus pandemic — some of America's best-known companies have banded together to bolster the recruiting process and make voting easier for employees across the country.
MORE COMPANIES PLEDGE TO GIVE WORKERS TIME TO VOTE
The U.S. has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the developed world and roughly 55% of voting-age citizens cast ballots in 2016, marking a 20-year low. In 1996, 53.5% of voting-age citizens turned out.
Voting is not compulsory in the United States and there is no federal holiday that would make getting to the polls easier, unlike in other democracies. In 13 states, Election Day is a paid holiday for state employees.
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