Those who sign the pledge promise to email all of their employees — during the business day — instructions on how to register and vote. They also promise to remind their workers, many of whom might be new to North Carolina, about voting and give them the space and time to accomplish it.
“What we are trying to say is your (mail-in vote) will be counted, and if you are worried about safety here’s how to vote by absentee,” Zemon said.
In total, 150 CEOs are members of North Carolina chapters of EO, and they employ about 5,000 people. Companies outside of EO can also join the pledge, Zemon said.
North Carolina is on track for a record number of mail-in ballots this year because of the coronavirus. But it hasn’t been without controversy, as even President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the process.
Trump tweeted earlier this month: “NORTH CAROLINA: To make sure your Ballot COUNTS, sign & send it in EARLY. When Polls open, go to your Polling Place to see if it was COUNTED. IF NOT, VOTE!…