When I went to vote in the primary there was a hand sanitizing stand right after I walked in the door. It, however, was empty. No hand sanitizer to be found. Not a big deal for me, my hands were clean and I had some in my car I used. But I would have liked to squirt some sanitizer on my hands right after voting. There's a good chance that won't be a problem on November 3.

Anheuser-Busch, as part of it's initiative to increase voter participation will donate more than eight million ounces of hand sanitizer to polling places across america. According to the press release, "Anheuser-Busch will distribute the hand sanitizer to state election offices that have requested it to help ensure the safety of voters and polling site workers throughout the election process."

“As a leading U.S. employer, Anheuser-Busch is committed to uniting our communities, strengthening our democracy and encouraging even greater participation in the political process.  One part of this commitment is shifting our production capabilities to donate hand sanitizer so that election officials and voters throughout the country can take part in a safe election this fall.” said Cesar Vargas, Chief External Affairs Officer, Anheuser-Busch.

I applaud the makers of Budweiser for wanting us to be safe at the polls. Yet, I wonder if a free can Budweiser or Busch Light after you cast your vote might be a better incentive. I kid, but that could drive some people to the polls.

In all seriousness we here at Townsquare Media Sedalia want you to exercise your right to vote too. That's why we've developed an online page that offers a variety of resources to help you exercise your right to vote on November 3. You can access that page here or by clicking the Be Heard Vote November 3rd link on our trending bar.  Be heard, vote November 3rd.