NFIB Member Ballot: Your Vote in the Fight for Small Business

Date: April 05, 2021

"One Member, One Vote" depends on small business owners to vote their opinions on the issues that are most important to them

As a small business owner, now is an important moment to tell NFIB what federal policy positions to focus on in the year ahead. As part of NFIB’s One Member, One Vote program, NFIB recently unveiled the newest members-only Federal Issue Ballot. With a selection of major issues that matter to Main Street, this ballot will not only drive NFIB’s legislative and regulatory priorities throughout the year, it will help NFIB hold lawmakers accountable and pressure them to put small business first.

This ballot is only available to NFIB members.

One Member, One Vote Program Gives Greater Voice To Main Street

NFIB’s member ballot system has been the same constant and foundational element of our work for more than 75 years. Every member gets one vote on the issues. No exceptions. This highly democratic system has served small businesses well. NFIB members vote four ballots each year on what federal and state policy positions NFIB should take.

On each issue, small business owners can vote “yes” or “no” to indicate whether they support or oppose it. As positions on each issue gain significant majority support, NFIB’s Federal Government Relations team will take that message to the White House, Congress, and federal agencies. NFIB’s Federal Government Relations team is singularly focused on advancing small business interests in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s existing laws and regulations that need changing, or legislation that impacts small business, NFIB has a proven track record of getting results. We have made measurable progress on the issues NFIB members voted on through the One Member, One Vote program.

The ballot results also enable NFIB to track how Members of Congress vote, establishing “Key Vote” alerts on the relevant issues. Legislators who vote with small business on key issues 70 percent or more of the time earn NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award

Voting on NFIB’s current Federal Issue Ballot – ballot #578 – remains open until May 31, 2021. Members can cast their votes by logging in to their account at

Non-members can join NFIB right away – the sign-up process takes only a few minutes. Filling out the ballot takes only a few minutes more – but it will shape NFIB’s efforts and impact for months to come.

NFIB members can learn more and vote the newest Federal Issues Ballot here.

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