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Is Your Company Offering A Holiday On Election Day?

Thousands of Americans will turn out on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to cast their vote in the 58th quadrennial U.S. Presidential Election.

electionHowever, while some people will get Election Day as a paid day off, others will have to vote and head straight back to work.

Some companies that will allow workers a paid holiday on Election Day include companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Square, and Hearst Publishing.

San Francisco-based Square said it is closing for the day because it believes voting should be “inclusive, easy, and accessible.”

“We’re hopeful that Election Day will soon be a national holiday,” a company spokesperson reportedly told CNNMoney in an e-mail.

There is no federal law requiring workers get time off to vote and state laws vary.

Carole Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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