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Time Off To Vote

Wyoming12

Employers must grant employees up to one hour of paid time off to vote during polling place hours, if the employee does not have 3 consecutive hours either before or after work that the polls are open.

West Virginia12

West Virginia law states that private and public employers must give employees time off to vote, unless the employee has 3 hours nonworking time available to vote or the employee fails to vote.

Wisconsin12

Employers must grant employees up to three successive hours to vote on Election Day while the polls are open. The employee must notify the employer of his/her intended absence. The employer may designate the time of day for the absence.

Virginia12

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Virginia state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Vermont12

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Vermont state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Utah12

Employers must grant employees up to two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three outside of regular working shift. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.

Tennessee Time Off to Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after regular working shift. Employees must request this time by noon the day before Election Day, and the employer may specify when during the working day employees may take time off.

Texas Time off to Vote

Employers must grant employees paid leave to vote on Election Day, unless polls are open two hours before or after regular working shift.

South Dakota12

Employees are entitled to paid leave on Election Day between the time the polls open and when they close, unless the person has two consecutive hours during the time the polls are open in which he or she can vote before or after work.

South Carolina12

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. South Carolina state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

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