Business for America helps promote awareness of national events that promote civic engagement, including getting voters registered, recruiting poll workers, and promoting voter education.
Your company can do more than just #GetOutTheVote. These moments engage employees and help create community that can bridge divides under a common ideal of promoting democracy.
Serving as a poll worker is one of the most effective ways you and your employees can help make sure democracy works as it should. Poll working is fun, nonpartisan, and you may even get paid!
On August 16, Power the Polls — the first-of-its-kind, nonpartisan initiative for recruiting poll workers — is relaunching Poll Worker Recruitment Day. With the midterm elections fast approaching, the need to recruit poll workers is increasingly urgent.
Across the country, election administrators are reporting poll worker shortages. These shortages threaten access to the ballot box due to polling location closures and long lines. Power the Polls is working with elections officials around the country and activating business, media, nonprofit partners, and influencers to make a concerted push to recruit new potential poll workers in time for the midterms.
We’re proud to work with Power the Polls and encourage your company to join. Sign up online or contact us to get started today!
The Civics Center’s annual High School Voter Registration Week (HSVRW), held September 19–23, is a national week of action for high schools to organize nonpartisan voter registration drives and provide qualified students the tools they need to register and become a first time voter!
Since its launch in 2019, The Civics Center has trained students and educators in 34 states how to organize voter registration drives during HSVRW. The Civics Center also provides schools with “Democracy in a Box,” a toolkit that provides all the supplies needed to lead a successful voter registration event. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed HSVRW on the 2022–2023 NASSP list of approved contests, programs, and activities for students.
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, nearly 4.7 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date. Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day involves volunteers and organizations from all over the country in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.
To learn more, visit the National Voter Registration Day website or contact us for more information.
National Voter Education Week (NVEW) helps voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot. During this week of interactive education, voters have the opportunity to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more. NVEW strives to help voters overcome common barriers to become confident voters and ambassadors of voting in their own communities for every election.
Vote Early Day was founded in 2020 as a new civic holiday focused on helping every voter know how, where, and when they can vote early. In 2020, over 3,000,000 voters cast their ballots on Vote Early Day alone.
Vote Early Day engages media companies, businesses, nonprofits, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early.