With Election Day approaching, voters across the nation are preparing to cast their votes. In the state of New York, employers must prepare to comply with New York Election Law §3-110. Employers are required to post a time off to vote notice 10 working days before any election. The notice must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can easily ready it and must remain posted until the polls close on Election Day.
The voting law also requires all employers to provide employees with “sufficient time” to vote for any election. Employees who do not have four consecutive hours either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of their working shift, or between the end of his or her working shift and the closing of the polls, must be provided with up to two paid hours at the beginning or end of their work shift. These employees must notify their employers at least 10 working days prior to Election Day.