Make it a priority for employees to vote
Humio is committed to increasing employee participation in the 2020 presidential election #techvote
July 30th, 2020
Geeta Schmidt, CEO, and Kresten Krab Thorup, CTO
Looking back at the US elections in 2016, 100 million voters did not cast a vote in the presidential election. Around 43% of the eligible voting population were not represented, which shows that there is only room for improvement for voter turnout this November.
The US presidential election is less than 100 days away, and we think the time is now for all of us to take voting seriously. It is our job as managers and leaders to encourage our employees and colleagues to participate in one of the most important freedoms we have as individuals to make our voices heard.
It is frustrating to learn that one key reason why so many eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 election is due to the time it takes to cast a vote on election day. This is why we are providing paid time off for all Humio employees to take time to vote, and to volunteer in voting efforts in the US.
We’d like to not only encourage our own employees to participate in the election, but encourage our partners, customers, and other companies in our industry to do the same. Together, we can remove the barriers to participating in the election for our employees.
It is fantastic to see the support of similar initiatives at leading tech companies such as Apple, Uber, and Twitter and hundreds more that are participating in Time To Vote, so employees don’t have to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. But there is room for others to join. We encourage more companies to participate in the movement, and join us at the booths on November 3, 2020.
Geeta and Kresten
CEO and CTO of Humio