Nov 3, 2018 - Economy

Retailers commit to giving employees time to vote

A man walks out of a voting place.

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A group of stores have committed to allow their employees to make time to vote in the midterms during the workday as a part of the "Time to Vote" campaign.

Why it matters: Scheduling conflicts are a primary reason people don't vote, and there's no federal law in the U.S. that requires businesses to give employees time to do so, Vox reports.

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