Election Day of Service

Meeting America's Urgent Need for the 2020 Election

What

The Civic Alliance activated its network of corporate members and encouraged all companies to address the country’s urgent need for 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.

Why

Across the country, elections officials sounded the alarm about potential poll worker recruitment shortages, shuttered polling places, and the need for PPE to protect poll workers.

Four simultaneous challenges threatened access to safe in-person voting in 2020:

Social distancing reduced the capacity of existing polling places. Health concerns made many buildings - including senior centers, nursing homes, and some schools - unavailable as voting sites.

The need to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and other services (i.e., masks, sanitizer, etc.) to poll workers and voters will required a large number of additional resources and volunteers at polling sites.

Historic turnout increased stress on all levels of the election system.

Many poll workers who served in previous elections chose to opt out in 2020 due to heightened health risks associated with COVID exposure. Nearly half of the 1,000,000 poll workers in the 2016 election were over the age of 60, and a quarter were over 70.

Election Day of Service was developed in collaboration with the following organizations and institutions:

C19 Coalition
Fair Elections Center
Mission for Masks
National League of Cities
Points of Light
Power the Polls
Time to Vote

Election Day of Service Participating Companies:

Aledade
AllianceBernstein
AMC Theatres
Amply
Angel Med Flight
Anonymous Content
AppDynamics
Bad Robot Productions
Bearaby
Beauty Counter
Bird + Stone
BLK
Bloom Reach
Blue Apron
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Burton Snowboards
Campbell Ewald
Candelaria
Chad Collesian Team
ChowNow
CitiBlock Health
Civic Entertainment Group
CleanChoice Energy
Color Farm Media
Columbia
Comedy Central
Compass Coffee
Coqual
Creative Artists Agency
Crossover Collective
Curriculum Associates
Daake
Democra-street Wear
DJM Capital
DUO
Dyscovery
Eden Health
Elektra Labs
Encore Renewable Energy
Envision Healthcare
Etsy
Eventbrite
Expedia Group
FCB
Fender
Fenwick
Ferrara Candy Company
FindSpark
General Assembly
Gigasheet
GitHub
Good Fear Content
Green Key
Harrys
Help Scout
Hotel Tango Distillery
Imperfect Foods, Inc
Impossible Foods
Intermix
InVision
IPG
Jane Please
KC Tool
Kearney
Kitestring Technical Services
Lalo
Levenfeld Pearlstein
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lime
LinkedIn
Litify
Live Auctioneers
Live Nation
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Lyft
Major League Baseball
Major League Soccer
Match Group
McDonald's
Microsoft
Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Timberwolves
Mission Taqueria
Modelez International
Morningstar, Inc
Motivate
MTV
National Football League
National Women's Hockey League
Neu
New Belgium Brewing
Nextdoor
Nucleus
Numina
Old Navi
Otherwise Incorporated
PagerDuty
Patagonia
Payability
PayPal
Philadelphia Eagles
Pond Lehocky
Premier Lacrosse League
pymetrics
Quest Trust Company
R/GA
Reddit
Richer Poorer
Rinse
Robotters
Salesforce
SDL
Simon Data
Small Door Vet
Sofar Sounds
Solve
Spiro
Spye
Starbucks
Tampa Bay Rays
Tanger Outlets
Target
TCG Player
Texas Legends Basketball
The Ascendant Athlete
The Change Agent∙cy
The Outcast Company
theSkimm
Thirty Madison
Thornburg Investment Management
TravelCat
Tumblr
Twitter
Uber
umbrella
User Interviews
USHL
Verizon Media
Warby Parker
Wayfair
WayUp
Work
Yasso, Inc
Yieldmo
Zillo Group
Zipcar
Zuora