Can I take off time from work to vote? State-by-state guide

  • In 2020, 30 states legally require employers to give employees some time off to vote, either paid or unpaid. 
  • If you’re voting in-person on November 3 or voting early, be sure to both double-check your state’s specific laws and approve your time off with your employer well in advance. 
  • The last day of voting in the 2020 presidential election is coming up on November 3.
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The last day of voting in the 2020 presidential election is coming up on November 3, and in 30 states, your employer is legally required to give you some time off to vote, according to analyses from Workplace Fairness and Replicon.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, states are making it easier than ever to vote from home with a mail-in ballot or early in-person prior to November 3. Thousands of employers have transitioned to all-remote work or expanding

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