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Q: With election day coming up, do I have to allow employees time off to vote?

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September 14, 2020

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Author: Becky Canary-King

Whether employees are entitled to time off to vote depends on state law. In Illinois, employers must provide employees up to two hours of unpaid time off to vote, if the employee's working hours begin less than 2 hours after the opening of the polls and end less than 2 hours before the closing of the polls. While many more individuals are likely to vote by mail this year, Illinois law allows employees to take this time off to vote in person on election day. Employees must request this time off before election day.

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