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Published by Karen Bender on Nov 7, 2016 10:05:08 AM

Why VividCortex Observes Election Day as a Holiday

In Abraham Lincoln’s words, the United States is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Not a select few, not people in just one area of the country, not only wealthy and privileged people, but all people.It's therefore our duty and responsibility to elect the officials who represent us by casting our votes on Election Day.

Most states require employers to give employees at least two or three hours off to vote. Some states require paid time off; others do not. Twenty states and the District of Columbia do not have specific laws that require that workers be given time off, either paid or unpaid, to vote. Virginia, where VividCortex is headquartered, is one of those states. Although we have an open paid time off policy and employees can use that time to vote, we have decided to close our offices on Election Day. Why?

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