In 2020, Civic Alliance member companies stepped up and provided much needed support to ensure elections took place safely in the middle of the pandemic. Hundreds of member companies participated in efforts that successfully recruited over 700,000 new poll workers, offered hundreds of physical spaces to allow socially distanced voting, and donated more than 2.1 million ounces of hand sanitizer and 160,000 facemasks to election officials and voters.
This midterm election year, the Civic Alliance is once again activating its network of corporate members through our Election Day of Service Initiative to address the needs of local election officials and poll workers, supporting fair, safe, and transparent elections in which voting is safe and accessible.
2022 continues to see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a deeply polarized society, and new threats to our democracy that could challenge the operations of our elections. We are seeing challenges to finding and staffing polling places and threats to officials in charge of elections. And the business community is uniquely positioned to surmount these challenges by supporting elections through their resources, reach, and leadership.
Civic Alliance member companies are participating in Election Day of Service 2022 in the following ways: