Old Navy to Pay Employees to Serve as Poll Workers

The company made the announcement on Tuesday.

What We Know:

  • Old Navy stated that they will pay their employees a full 8-hour day to staff polling places on November 3rd. Some 50,000 employees at 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. could be included.
  • The company noted it is working with the non-partisan business group Civic Alliance whose aim is to support safe, healthy, and trusted elections.
  • The retailer is also encouraging their customers to get involved as poll workers. They have joined efforts with Power to the Polls, a recruiting initiative that aims to bring 250,000 new poll workers nationwide.
  • The President of Old Navy, Nancy Green commented on the company’s role in the coming election.

“Every voice in this country matters and deserves to be heard at the polls, and if we at Old Navy can be even a small part of making that process more accessible to the communities we call home, we are on board.”

  • They aren’t the first high-profile private company to get involved in this year’s voting process. The National Basketball Association announced last week that they would be opening up all NBA-controlled arenas as voting centers for the 2020 election after pressure from a players’ strike.  

Old Navy is also joining over 700 other companies in the Time To Vote initiative, a group of companies who have pledged to allow their employees time to cast ballots on Election Day.