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WBUR Joins "A Day For Democracy" — A Non-Partisan Initiative To Help Increase Voter Turnout

WBUR's CEO Margaret Low joined hundreds of other CEOs in the U.S. participating in A Day for Democracy — a nonpartisan initiative aimed at rallying employers of all sizes to help increase voter participation.

The initiative asks that employers across the U.S. commit to giving employees time off to vote if needed, and/or help workers understand how to register and access their right to vote—in local, state and national elections—whether at polling locations or from the safety of their own home.

Employees can use a responsible online platform of their choice or work with the campaign partner, turbovote.org—an online service that helps with registration, receiving election reminders, and obtaining a mail-in ballot.

TurboVote offers voter registration assistance, by-mail ballot assistance, election reminders (you can choose to receive reminders by email, text, or both, with all of the logistical information needed to successfully cast a ballot) and a fully staffed help desk with voting experts, who can answer questions in English or Spanish.

In Massachusetts, the next opportunity to vote is in the state primary on Tuesday, September 1, where voters can request a ballot by mail or vote in person. The deadline to request an absentee ballot was at noon on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

  • If you're a WBUR reader, check out turbovote.org for simple voting assistance.
  • If you're an external employer seeking to join the campaign, here's where you can take the pledge.

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