Our Part in Voter Turnout for the Mid-term Election
Karen Knutson, SVP Global Government Affairs
The votes are still being counted – and in some cases recounted – however, it appears voter turnout in Tuesday’s election may be highest ever for a mid-term election. Some reports estimate 113 million ballots were cast nationwide. That’s well above the 83 million cast in 2014 and 91 million in 2010.
We’re pleased we played a part in getting out the vote. Tyson Foods was one of about 140 companies that joined the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs interested in increasing voter participation.
As a major employer we believe we have a responsibility to encourage our team members to exercise that right. We initiated some voting efforts in the past, but this was the first time we took part in a more formal, company-wide initiative.
Published November 7, 2018.
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