Since its founding, Target has encouraged team members and guests to exercise their democratic rights, believing that ongoing civic engagement is an important part of our democracy, and a way to ensure everyone’s voice is heard. Some of the ways Target makes it easy for our more than 400,000 team members to participate in the civic process include:
- Providing all eligible team members with paid time off to vote and serve as election judges and poll workers.
- Working with individual team members to ensure they have the time off they need to vote in local, state and federal elections.
- Offering team members the most up-to-date nonpartisan information on voting so that they can be informed on their local laws and any new or additional requirements.
- Through Citizens@Target — a team member network encouraging active participation in democracy — Target has created a space for team members to learn about and discuss issues and access resources on voting and the civic process.
- Supporting nonpartisan efforts to raise awareness of elections and encourage fair, accessible and safe voting.
- As an active corporate citizen, Target partners with a number of national organizations to promote voting outside the company, including: National Voter Registration Day, Power the Polls, VoteRiders, Civic Alliance, Time to Vote and Business for Voting Rights Coalition. Target is a proud sponsor of National Voter Registration Day as the organization marks its 10th anniversary.
- In partnership with the League of Women voters, Target created Vote411.org/Target, which has everything needed to get started in the voting process, including information on how to register, check your voter registration status and find what’s on your local ballot.
- Target is also partnering with Lyft to offer team members easy access to their polling place on Election Day, covering rides up to $15 each way.