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Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Twitter among companies to pledge to give employees time off to vote

Hundreds of US companies have pledged to give employees time off to participate in elections. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman previously said that "no American should have to choose between earning a paycheck and voting."

Starbucks, Twitter, Uber and Coca-Cola, have said that employees would get election day off, while Starbucks employees are giving a flexible workday to either vote or volunteer at polling places. Apple employees are getting four hours off.

As of now, 700 companies have joined the nonpartisan coalition "Time to Vote", an initiative that formed ahead of the 2018 elections, and around 600 companies have signed on to either give employees time off or distribute information on voting.

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