Election Day 2022: What stores are open, closed on Tuesday?

Whether banks and post offices are open is often one of the most common questions surrounding Election Day. Here’s how you can plan ahead this year.

WASHINGTON – In the run-up to Election Day, millions of Americans will vote through early voting and voting by mail. However, voters are expected to arrive in large numbers on Tuesday, November 8.

Most businesses will remain open on Election Day as it is not a designated federal holiday. However, some have chosen to adjust working hours or lay off employees to increase voter participation.

Here’s how Election Day can affect your day.

Are banks closed on Election Day?

Banks, such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, TD Bank and Regions Bank, will not see any change in their operating hours on Tuesday.

Banking services such as ATMs and online banking will also operate normally during both Election Day and the holiday.

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Is the post office closed on Election Day?

The US Postal Service will deliver mail on Tuesday, according to their holiday schedule.

Many states consider Election Day a civic holiday, which means state employees get the day off.

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Will stores be open on Election Day?

Banks and post offices will remain open on Election Day, but some national retailers have adjusted their hours to ensure employees can cast their ballots.

Bath & Body Works has once again joined the Vote Time commitment and will open stores at noon on November 8 – two hours later than usual.

“Every election gives us an opportunity to get involved and create a better world,” said Ron Ford, Bath & Body Works Store Manager. participate in the democratic process. “

The retailer previously adjusted the hours for the 2020 election.

Best Buy is offering employees eight hours of paid time off for Election Day volunteers, a benefit it started in 2020.

A Starbucks spokesperson said if their employees have difficulty voting in line, managers may force them to miss work time due to voting.

Two outdoor retailers have announced Election Day initiatives. To give employees time to vote, REI Co-op will delay opening for two hours.

Outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia is giving employees the day off with pay and closing stores, offices and distribution centers.

Time To Vote, a business-led nonpartisan coalition co-founded by Patagonia, aims to reduce barriers for employees wanting to vote. According to their website, Time to Vote has brought together more than 2,000 companies to help boost voter engagement.

The companies on the list have “committed to ensuring that their employees have a work schedule that allows them time to vote,” the website reads. By making that commitment, employers favor providing paid time off on Election Day or flexible hours.

For more information on Voting Time and a list of all participants, visit maketimetovote.org.

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Edmund DeMarche

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