Many hourly workers can’t afford to take time off work to vote if that time is unpaid. This means that these people’s voices aren’t heard in elections, and makes voting a luxury that only the well-off can afford. This shouldn’t be the case — everyone who wants to, and is eligible to, vote should be able to do so.
Many companies are already taking it upon themselves to give their employees time off to vote, so this isn’t needed. Additionally, most states open their polls very early in the morning and keep them open until late in the evening on Election Day, giving people enough time to vote before or after their regular workdays.