Do’s and Don’ts for Employers
Encouraging Employees to Vote
Election Insights from Government Relations and Lobbying Lawyers
Casting a ballot is one of the greatest responsibilities we have as Americans and employers have a unique opportunity to educate and encourage employee participation in the election process. Some employees may not know how to register or the options available to them for casting a ballot. Some employers may have concerns about how to communicate election related information to employees. To help employers help their employees, Josh Hicks and Lindsay Knox of McDonald Carano’s Government Affairs & Advocacy Group published an article in the Retail Association of Nevada’s newsletter that provides employers with important information and resources about registering to vote, casting a ballot, and do’s and don’ts for employers communicating with employees. The content of their article is outlined below. Please click here to read the full article.
Communicating with Employees – Do’s
- Do provide election information to employees
- Do invite candidates into the workplace to meet with employees
- Do provide employees time off to vote
- Do encourage employees to become educated on the issues and candidates
- Do remind employees to vote
Communicating with Employees – Don’ts
- Don’t pressure employees to vote a certain way
- Don’t promise something of value for a vote
- Don’t ask employees to make financial contributions to candidates or promise an employee reimbursement for their political contributions
- Don’t allow employees to set up betting pools on an election
- How and when to register
- Identifying and changing party affiliation or non-affiliation
- Eligibility requirements
Casting a Ballot
- Three options
- Early voting
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