Time Off to Vote

You probably want your employees to be active in the community they live in, and part of that activism involves voting in local, state, and federal elections. While there are no federal laws that require you to give employees time off to vote, 32 jurisdictions have laws that require private employers to give employees time off to vote, and in many of these states, the employee must be paid for this time.

Does your state require time off to vote? Click on your state on the map below to see which requirements you must meet regarding voting leave. Be aware that these requirements can include mandated posting of a policy, and use our sample policy if you need to.

States colored blue have no laws on the subject.

Business Tools

Our Business Tools contains a sample time-off policy that you can edit in conjunction with your state's law (if applicable) and distribute to your employees.