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Time Off to Vote

New York State law entitles employees who are eligible registered voters to take time off to vote if they do not have four consecutive non-work hours in which to vote. In these cases, the law requires the College to pay for up to two hours off. Since the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for general elections and from noon to 9:00 p.m. for primary elections, there should be few employees who will need time off to vote. However, there may be a few cases due to the shift the employee works, the remoteness of the employee's polling place or similar reasons. If it appears that an employee would be qualified for paid time off to vote, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

This information can be found in section 3.9.15.1.5 of the Policy Manual or by clicking here.