Your Employer Must Provide Time For You to Vote

While we are still a few months away from Election Day, this is an important reminder that your employer must allow you time to vote. Below is a copy of the New York State Law concerning this issue.

New York State Election Law

§ 3-110. Time allowed employees to vote. 1. A registered voter may,
without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time
as will enable him or her to vote at any election.
2. The employee shall be allowed time off for voting only at the
beginning or end of his or her working shift, as the employer may
designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.
3. If the employee requires working time off to vote the employee
shall notify his or her employer not less than two working days before
the day of the election that he or she requires time off to vote in
accordance with the provisions of this section.
4. Not less than ten working days before every election, every
employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be
seen as employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting
forth the provisions of this section. Such notice shall be kept posted until
the close of the polls on election day.

Attention All Employees

Time Allowed

Employees to Vote on Election Day
N.Y. Election Law Section 3-110i

• As a registered voter, you may take off up to
3 hours, without loss of pay, to allow you
time to vote.

• You may take time off at the beginning or
end of your working shift, as your employer
may designate, unless otherwise mutually
agreed.
• You must notify your employer not less than
2 days before the day of the election that
you will take time off to vote.

Rev 04.19.2019
i Employers: Not less than ten working days before any Election Day, every
employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be seen as
employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting forth the provisions of
this law. Such notice shall be kept posted until the close of the polls on Election
Day.

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