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Time Off To Vote

Kansas12

Any registered voter may leave work for a period of up to two hours to vote. If the polls are open before or after the work shift, the voter may only take such time off that, when added to the amount of time before or after work that the polls are open, it does not exceed two hours.

Massachusetts12

Voters employed in mechanical, manufacturing or mercantile businesses are allowed time off during the first two hours after the polls have opened only if an application for absence has been submitted.

Maine12

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

Louisiana12

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

Iowa Time off to Vote

If your work schedule doesn't give you three consecutive hours off work while the polls are open, you have the right to take up to three hours off from work to vote.

You must make a written request for time off to vote to your employer before election day. Your employer has the right to specify which hours you get to take off. You cannot be penalized and deductions cannot be made from your regular salary or wages on account of this absence

Indiana12

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

Illinois12

Every employee is entitled, after giving notice, to two hours off work, provided that the employee's working hours begin less than 2 hours after the opening of the polls and end less than 2 hours before the closing of the polls. The law does not specify whether time off is paid.

Idaho12

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

Hawaii12

Employers must grant employees two hours to vote, unless polls are open 2 consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. This time is paid, with proof that the vote has been cast.

Georgia12

Employers must grant employees two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open 2 hours before or after regular working shift. This time may be paid depending on location.

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