Businesses Point Workers Toward Ballot Boxes
A growing number of U.S. corporations are offering a new employee benefit, providing voter registration and other election-oriented services. Although they are portrayed as nonpartisan, it is generally accepted as an effort to increase the ranks of pro-business voters in the upcoming elections. Companies have typically avoided any type of electioneering behavior with their employees, in part because federal laws prevent companies from expressly supporting a particular candidate. Democrats are clearly worried as many of the customized web sites used to provide these services to employees include links to sites that show how candidates have voted compared with their company's position.
See Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, The Washington Post, March 21, 2004