According to data compiled after each Federal election by the U.S. Census Bureau, millions of registered voters who are private sector employees fail to cast ballots in elections for high public office at all levels of government. This Census data is consistent election after election. In the November 2018 election, more than 29 million registered voters did not cast ballots. Of those, 26.9 percent – more than a quarter and the largest percentage – said they failed to vote because they were “too busy” or had a “conflicting schedule.” An additional 9.2 percent said that they were out of town. In light of the deep political divisions across the country today, and the narrow margins in many campaigns for governorships, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on down, it is apparent that had these millions of votes been cast, electoral outcomes could have – and in many cases would have – been quite different.Tuesday, November 3rd – Election Day – is a little more than 100 days away. With control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in play and up-for-grabs between pro-business and anti-business forces, the outcome of this election has tremendous implications for employers and for the economy.It is vital that businesspeople including wholesaler-distributors and their supply chain partners vote. In view of the impact government policy can have on your company it is simply a bad idea from a business perspective to leave any portion of the political power of our industry on the sidelines in any election.Given the disruption in every aspect of our lives caused by the coronavirus and our response to it, election procedures may well change this year. But that makes it more important than ever for businessmen and women to pay attention to those procedures and cast their ballots.Please go to www.naw.org and click on Government Relations to access all Voter Resources including voter registration, voting early, voting absentee, and finding your candidates.NOTE: If you are a first-time Voter Resources user, you will be asked to enter your home address. And, you may be sent a verification email — a security measure put in place to protect you. In addition, you may receive a follow-up email – another security measure – confirming you used our Voter Resources tools.Finally, please encourage your management team to register, to familiarize themselves with early and absentee voting procedures, and to vote. Share this message with your key executives and managers, please.Many thanks.This article was provided by our partners at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.