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Time Off To Vote

Rhode Island12

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

Oregon Time Off to Vote

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

Oklahoma Time Off to Vote

Employees who begin their work less than 3 hours after the polls open and finish less than 3 hours before the polls close are entitled to 2 hours leave to vote. You must give notice the day before the election and must provide proof of voting to not have your pay reduced. The employer can set the time the employee can leave to vote.

Pennsylvania12

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

Ohio12

Employers are prohibited from firing an employee who takes a reasonable amount of time to vote. Salaried employees should be elegible for paid time off to vote. Specifications of time vary by employer.

North Dakota12

The law encourages employers to provide time off to vote when an employee's regular work schedule conflicts with the times polls are open. This policy however is voluntary.

North Carolina12

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

New York Time Off to Vote

Employers must grant employees sufficient time to vote, unless polls are open 4 hours before or after regular working shift. Employers may designate whether the time is to be taken at the beginning or end of the shift. Employees must notify employers of the need for time off not more than 10 days and not less than 2 days before the election. Employers must post a conspicuous notice of employee rights at least ten days before Election Day.

New Mexico12

Employers must grant employees up to two hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open two consecutive hours before or three hours after regular working shift. The employer may designate the hours to be taken, but it may not include lunch or rest hours.

New Jersey12

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

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