Academy Mortgage has announced that it is giving all 2,100 of its employees across the US the day of on Nov. 3, which is Election Day this year.

James MacPherson, CEO of Academy Mortgage, designated Election Day as a company holiday during the lender’s monthly town hall meeting, which is broadcast live in Academy’s home office and 200 branch locations nationwide.

“We want to give every Academy employee the opportunity to vote without having to worry about work,” MacPherson said. “We know that there are a lot of issues on our team members’ ballots that are important to them. Voting is a chance to make a difference and inspire hope by being a participant in the democracy of our great nation, where we all have the ability to pursue our dreams.

Academy encouraged all those in the mortgage industry to make time to vote in this year’s election.