Kum & Go to Give Paid Time Off to Vote

Plus, employees will receive a free in-store meal on election day.

October 08, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa—Kum & Go believes every eligible voter should have their voice heard at the polls, and management is giving employees two hours of paid time to go vote, the company said in a news release.

The Des Moines-based chain also is sharing voter registration information with all associates and encouraging everyone to learn their registration status at Vote.org.

Kum & Go recently joined Time to Vote, a business-led, nonpartisan coalition that aims to increase voter participation in U.S. elections. The company also has signed a pledge with Civic Alliance, a non-partisan group of businesses working together to encourage Americans to participate in elections.

“At Kum & Go, we believe working should never be a barrier to civic engagement,” said Tanner Krause, president and CEO. “By providing paid time for associates to go to the polls—and affirming that support through both Time to Vote and Civic Alliance—we are proud to stand by this important non-partisan effort to bring out the vote.”