The Civic Alliance is activated its network of corporate members and encouraging all companies to address the country’s urgent need for new poll workers and safe, accessible elections in 2020.
Through our Election Day of Service initiative, the Civic Alliance, in collaboration with our partners, identified hundreds of thousands of new poll workers, contributed physical space to vote and donated PPE, to support safe and secure elections.
Across the country, elections officials sounded the alarm about potential poll worker recruitment shortages and shuttered polling places. Even with states having expanded mail voting options, expected turnout was high and in person support was needed.
Top elections officials suggested that as many as 500,000 new poll workers and elections volunteers were required to keep the polls open, and thousands of new polling locations were needed.
Four simultaneous challenges threaten access to safe in-person voting in 2020:
Being committed to safe voting options and access to the polls for all Americans, the Civic Alliance membership based of more than 1,000 companies and a reach of over 5 million employees, rallied to support the challenges of the 2020 elections.
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