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Old Navy to pay employees to serve as poll workers in 2020 elections


Many states have faced a lack of poll workers due to the pandemic

Old Navy has 50,000 employees spread over more than 1,000 stores.

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With Election Day getting closer, many companies have decided to give their employees a day off to vote. However, the clothing and accessories company Old Navy will do something a little different to motivate its workers to be part of this democratic process, according to CNN.

The chain store announced Tuesday that pay store clerks to serve as poll workers in the 2020 election to be held in November.

Old Navy, which is owned by Gap and has 50,000 field employees in more than 1,000 stores, partnered with Civic Alliance and Power the Polls to recruit 250,000 new poll workers that will ensure that polling places remain open and operate efficiently across the country.

This measure is being taken because many states have faced a lack of poll workers due to the pandemic.

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

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