Time off to vote

Purpose

On days when elections for public office (“elections for public office” includes elections for sheriff, school board, district attorney, and all primary and general elections) are scheduled throughout the state, county, city or town in which the employee works, schedules will be changed as needed to ensure that work either starts at least two hours after the polls open or ends at least two hours before polls close. Employees may request to use vacation, personal or birthday time to cover this type of absence.

No employee will be penalized or retaliated against for requesting time off to vote.

Definitions

Not Applicable.

Procedures/Guidelines

Not Applicable.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018