New York State Election Law (Voting)

Scope

This policy applies to all regular employees.

 

Policy Statement

In accordance with New York State Election Law § 3-110, a registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to two hours, take off so much working time at the beginning or the end of their shift as will enable him or her to vote at any election. This applies to any general election, special election called by the Governor, primary election, or municipal election.  Time off to vote is not available for school or library elections.

Employees must provide at least two working days advance notice when submitting requests for leave to their supervisor. Whether the leave to vote occurs at the beginning or end of the work shift is at the supervisor's discretion and will be based on operating needs.

 

Procedures

Employee

Notifies supervisor with at least two working days advance notice for time off to vote.

 

Supervisor

Determines whether the leave to vote, up to two hours, will occur at the beginning or end of the employee’s work shift.

Indicates "Approved with Pay" on time record for non-exempt employees.

 

Policy History

Updated November 11, 2020