Employee Voting Leave in Wisconsin

Any person in Wisconsin who is entitled to vote in an election may be absent from work while the polls are open. No penalty, other than a deduction for time lost, may be imposed on an employee for taking time off to vote. The law applies to all employers, including the state and all its political subdivisions.

Advance notice requirements. The employee must notify the employer before election day of the intended absence. The employer may designate the time of day for the absence.

Amount of time off allowed. An employee is permitted time off to vote for a period not to exceed three successive hours.