Time Off to Vote in Elections

All College employees are encouraged to exercise their voting rights at all national, state and local elections. Work schedules will normally permit adequate time for employees to exercise their voting rights, either before or after normal working hours, or during the employee’s lunch hour, and it is suggested that they utilize this period of time to vote whenever possible. Employees who vote in distant communities are encouraged to exercise their right to vote by absentee ballot so as to avoid absences from work. When this is not possible, employees may be excused from regular duties for up to one (1) hour for the purpose of voting, provided that a formal request is made in advance to the immediate supervisor.  Your supervisor has the discretion to decide when employees may take time off to vote.