Old Navy to pay store employees who serve as poll workers on Election Day

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Old Navy to pay store employees who serve as poll workers on Election Day

By Marianne Wilson - 09/01/2020

Old Navy is encouraging its store workforce to play an active role in the upcoming election. 

The retailer, part of Gap Inc., will pay its store employees who serve as poll workers on Election Day. Old Navy said it is encouraging its 50,000 employees across its 1,000 U.S. locations to apply for the roles. The employees will be given eight hours of pay – regardless of whether they were scheduled to work that day and will also be eligible for payment from their local jurisdiction. 

Old Navy said it is working in partnership with the Civic Alliance and Power the Polls in a national movement to recruit 250,000 new poll workers to ensure polling sites “stay open and operate efficiently” across the country on Nov. 3.

“We are constantly inspired by our store teams, with their passion for community work and fostering a sense of belonging both in and outside of our store walls,” said Nancy Green, head of Old Navy. “Every voice in this country matters and deserves to be heard at the polls, and if we at Old Navy can be even a small part of making that process more accessible to the communities we call home, we are on board.”