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Chobani giving employees paid half-day off on election day
Posted at 9:23 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:23:52-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — One of eastern Idaho's largest employers is making changes to ensure its workers can vote. Yogurt maker Chobani says it will give all employees a paid half-day off on election day, November 3.

Employees with Chobani can also take an entire day of paid volunteer time if they choose to serve as a poll worker or engage in other non-partisan election activities.

The move comes after Chobani, and more than 800 other companies, joined the "Time to Vote" campaign. It's a non-partisan effort to ensure voters don't have to choose between their jobs and a trip to the voting booth.