Make the Voice of Small Business Strong Every Election

Date: September 18, 2023

Encourage employees to register to vote during Employee Voter Registration Week Sept. 18-22

Registering to vote is a critical step to participate in elections, and there is no better time for small business owners to encourage their employees to register than during Employee Voter Registration Week, a weeklong effort from Sept. 18-22. This is an opportunity for small business owners and their employees to join the ranks of small business voters. Even if you’ve previously registered to vote, use this occasion to confirm your registration is valid. Doing so helps ensure that pro-small business candidates are elected, which is essential to ensure that the voice of small business is heard at the state and federal levels of government.

National Voter Registration Day was Sept. 19, as part of the Employee Voter Registration Week effort to get more voters registered. Getting registered to vote is the first step in making your voice heard at the ballot box. Registering to vote, identifying your polling location, and researching who and what is on the ballot are part of making a plan to vote.

The NFIB Elections Center has resources, information, and more about upcoming elections in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These states are holding elections for executive, legislative, and judicial offices this year. Congressional special elections in Rhode Island and Utah are also scheduled for 2023.

Good small business policy starts with electing pro-small business candidates. NFIB’s political team is constantly monitoring and engaging with campaigns across the country to help elect those who will be the best advocates for our members. No one understands what goes into running a small business better than a small business owner. It is crucial for small business owners to participate in elections, and even run for office, to amplify the voice of small business.

For small business owners wanting to get involved but who may be unsure of how to do so, NFIB has a Political Action Guide with a few ways to get started, including:

  • Hosting an event supporting a pro-small business candidate
  • Sharing the small business issues on the ballot with your networks
  • Providing information on how and where to register and vote
  • Reminding the small business community that their voice matters in every election

Start encouraging employees now to register and support small business in every election. Take Action: Register to vote now and encourage others to do the same.


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