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