With Election Day approaching on Tuesday, November 3, we want to help you feel prepared to vote for our local and national leaders, especially as we navigate our way through the voting process amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to share that Bozzuto has joined more than 1,500 companies to make sure you have Time To Vote.
Time To Vote is a nonpartisan, business-led initiative that ensures employees across America don’t have to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. Our President and CEO Toby Bozzuto, along with other Time To Vote CEOs, is committed to empowering employees with the time they need to vote—here’s what we’re doing:
Bozzuto Voting Time Off
Every Bozzuto associate will receive up to 4 additional hours of PTO to use for the purpose of voting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If you voted by mail or voted early, you may not need to use this extra PTO, but it’s available if you choose to go to the polls on Election Day.*
To support the increased demand for poll workers, Bozzuto is also extending up to 8 hours of PTO to use for volunteering on Election Day at the polls or a related form of election volunteering. Documents from the Board of Elections or Power to the Polls must be provided for use of this volunteer time off.*
*Scheduling the use of this PTO time should be coordinated in advance with your direct supervisor. This time is given for the purpose of voting or volunteering and will not carry over to your unused PTO balance.
Using Voting Time Off to Volunteer
Are you looking to use your voting time off to volunteer on Election Day or support voter participation? Here are some places or organizations to start:
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Sign up to be a poll worker.
- Power the Polls: Sign up to be a poll worker.
- VolunteerMatch: Search with keywords such as “election” or “voting” for opportunities near you.
And here are some volunteering opportunities to support voter outreach from a distance:
- All in Together: Call/text outreach, postcard/letter writing, social media
- VoteRiders: Call/text outreach, postcard/letter writing, answer questions
- The Civics Center: Postcard/letter writing to engage youth voters
- HeadCount: Call/text outreach
Ready to Vote? Find Out by Using This Checklist
- Are you registered to vote? Currently, 40 states and the District of Columbia offer online voter registration. Below are important registration deadlines for Bozzuto employees to keep in mind. Find all deadlines and information for states’ online, mail-in and in-person registration at Vote.gov:
Florida – October 5
New York – October 9
Washington, D.C. – October 13
Maryland – October 13
Virginia – October 13
New Jersey – October 13
Wisconsin – October 14
Illinois – October 18
Pennsylvania – October 19
Massachusetts – October 24
Connecticut – October 27
- Check your voter registration status. Have you recently moved or need to update your voter information? Check and update your voter registration status here or by going through your state’s election office website.
- Get text or email reminders about important election dates and other relevant information. Sign up for election reminders here.
- Prepare to make informed decisions. Research which candidates and issues are on your ballot.
- Choose your voting method. Due to the pandemic, voting may be conducted a little differently than it has in past elections. Make sure to research your state’s requirements and rules. Here are some ways to vote:
- By mail:
- Every state has different rules regarding voting by mail. Find out if you will be automatically issued a mail-in ballot or if you need to request an absentee ballot.
- Find if your state has ballot drop boxes at which you can drop off your ballot rather than mailing it through USPS.
- Sign up to track your ballot if possible.
- In person:
- Check your state’s COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Check your state’s ID requirements for voting in person.
- Check your state’s early voting period.
- Find your polling location to vote in person on Election Day.
- By mail: