Apple will allow employees to take up to 4 hours off on Election Day on November 3rd, with pay to vote and/or volunteer at a polling station, Bloomberg reports.
“For retail team members and hourly workers across the company, if you’re scheduled to work this Election Day, we’ll be providing up to four hours of paid time off if you need it to get to the polls,” Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and people, told staff. “If they choose, our teams can also use this time to volunteer as an election worker at one of your local polling stations.”Bloomberg
The move by Apple follows that of Twitter and Uber who have announced similar policies. The 2020 Presidential election between the presumptive Republican nominee, President Trump, and presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden is hoped to bring in new levels of voter turnout.
Apple giving its employees up to 4 hours of paid leave removes any possible worry they previously had, ensuring everyone can vote. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment.