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Policy 4.5: Participation in Political Activity

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Employees Time Off to Vote ‑‑ Minnesota Statutes 204C.04

"Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee’s polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from  salary or wages because of the absence.  An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee. "

Employees wishing to vote must arrange for time off in advance so as to minimize the disruption of the department's normal activities.

History:
07/2001 Adopted.
10/2013 Aligned policy.