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Voting Leave Policy

[Company Name] believes that it is the responsibility and duty of employees to exercise the privilege of voting in elections. In accordance with this philosophy, the company will grant its employees approved time off to vote if necessary due to work schedules and for periods of service as an election official.

Time Off for Voting

All employees should be able to vote either before or after regularly assigned work hours. However, when this is not possible due to work schedules, managers are authorized to grant a reasonable period of time, up to three hours, during the work day to vote. This time off will be [with/without] pay. Time off for voting should be reported and coded appropriately on timekeeping records.

Time Off for Election Service

Employees who are chosen to serve as election officials at polling sites will be permitted to take required time off to serve in this capacity. Employees who are chosen to act as election officials must notify their manager a minimum of seven days in advance of their need for time off in order to accommodate the necessary rescheduling of work periods. Employees must report time engaged as an election official and code this time accordingly on timekeeping records. 


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