We’re one week away from the midterm elections. All of the 435 House of Representatives members are on the ballot. Thirty-six governorships are on the ballot. Thirty-five Senate races are on the ballot. A seemingly countless number of other statewide and local elections are on the ballot. With this election, a lot is on the ballot.
Here are just a few of the issues on our ballots:
These issues affect our people. Even if these issues don’t seem to directly affect Jimmy in Accounting or Juan in Shipping, our people are affected by them. As HR people, we should encourage our people to vote. We should expect that they might need time off to vote and that our state law may require it. This year, a record 44% of employers will give paid time off to vote. Isn’t that cool?
You also need to vote. You may be able to vote early this week in your state. Or take the time to vote next week. Just vote, please. Pretty please? (Not that the appearance of the please should make any difference, but if it gets you to vote…)