Download this all-states chart on time-off-to-vote laws

Election Day is a coming soon and everyone should exercise their right. You can help by letting employees take time off from work to vote. On the other hand, you may not have much choice in the matter; some states require you to give employees this time off.

The chart below summarizes each state’s time off to vote law, including whether you must pay employees for that time. Most states require time off only if employees don’t have sufficient time to vote either before or after their workdays. Since chart space is limited, states without laws have been omitted. As with all state laws, contact your state labor department for the whole story. (Click on the image below to download.)

Note: Election time also brings some heated debates in the workplace. You must balance employees’ interest in speaking freely with your interest in maintaining order and productivity. For tips on creating a political speech policy as well as a voting leave policy, see


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