Giving Your Employees Resources and Time to Vote
While VBSR is decidedly nonpartisan, we are committed to working with our members to increase voter participation in our country’s elections and channel resources toward our election system so that when Vermonters cast their ballots, they know their voices will be heard both in the Green Mountain State and in our Nation’s Capital.
One of the most common reasons people give for not voting is pretty simple—they’re too busy with the demands of work and life.
To help address these barriers, VBSR makes a practice of encouraging member businesses to not only allow their employees time to vote but also give them the resources they need to register, learn about their candidates, and when the time comes, cast their ballots safely by mail or at their local polling place.
Here are some key resources to help you get started:
- Time to Vote: Join the movement to increase voter participation by giving employees time off to vote.
- Election Information and Resources: Visit the Vermont Secretary of State’s My Voter Page to register online, check your voter registration status, request a mail-in ballot, and more.
- General Election FAQs: From retrieving lost ballots to avoiding overvoting, check out some of the most frequently asked questions from Vermont voters.
- Candidate Bios and More: VTDigger’s 2022 Election Guide has the latest election coverage, a candidate directory for federal, state and county office, district locator maps, and in-depth candidate profiles.
- Voting Records: VBSR spent much of this past session fighting for swift climate action, affordable housing, healthcare reform, workforce development and more in the Vermont Statehouse. Check out the links below to see how your members voted on these key issues (see Sponsor/s and/or Roll Call Votes tabs). For more information on these bills and other key moments from the 2022 legislative session, check out VBSR’s legislative recap here.
- S. 11, An act relating to economic and workforce development (Workforce & Economic Development Omnibus Bill)
- H. 715, An act relating to the Clean Heat Standard
- H. 552, Transportation Innovation Act
- S. 148, An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont
- S. 226, An act relating to safe and affordable housing (Housing Omnibus Bill)
- 210, An act relating to rental housing health and safety and affordable housing (Rental Registry Bill)
- PR. 5, Reproductive Liberty Amendment
- H. 489, An act relating to miscellaneous provisions affecting health insurance regulation (Merged vs. Unmerged Insurance)