Your Right to Time Off Work FAQ

Can I take time off to vote?

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Can I take time off to vote?

Probably. Almost every state requires employers to give employees time off to cast their ballots. In some states, employees may take time off to vote only if they would otherwise be unable to do so (for example, because they have a long commute and the polls aren't open during the hours they would otherwise be near home). You might also have to give your employer notice that you'll need time off or perhaps provide some evidence that you actually used your time to vote. Whether you are entitled to be paid for this time also depends on state law. For more information, see Nolo's article Taking Time Off for Voting and Jury Duty.