This story is part of, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.
Apple has told employees it’ll provide them with paid time off to vote in the US presidential election on Nov. 3, according to a report. Workers who wish to vote that Tuesday will be given up to four hours of pay, Bloomberg reported Friday citing an internal Apple memo.
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“For retail team members and hourly workers across the company, if you’re scheduled to work this Election Day, we’ll be providing up to four hours of paid time off if you need it to get to the polls,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and people, in the reported memo. “Teams can also use this time to volunteer as an election worker at one of your local polling stations.”
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Since Election Day in the US falls on a Tuesday, it can be difficult for people to find time outside of work to visit a polling place and vote.