NOTICE OF VOTING RIGHTS 2020 | St. Lawrence University Human Resources

NOTICE OF VOTING RIGHTS 2020

New York State Election Law (As amended by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2020)

§ 3-110. Time allowed employees to vote.

1. If a registered voter does not have sufficient time outside of his or her scheduled working hours, within which to vote on any day at which he or she may vote, at any election, he or she may, without loss of pay for up to two hours, take off so much working time as will, when added to his or her voting time outside his or her working hours, enable him or her to vote.
2. If an employee has four consecutive hours either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of his or her working shift, or between the end of his or her working shift and the closing of the polls, he or she shall be deemed to have sufficient time outside his or her working hours within which to vote. If he or she has less than four consecutive hours he or she may take off so much working time as will, when added to his or her voting time outside his or her working hours enable him or her to vote, but not more than two hours of which shall be without loss of pay, provided that he or she shall be allowed time off for voting only at the beginning or end of his or her working shift, as the employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.
3. If the employee requires working time off to vote the employee shall notify his or her employer not more than ten nor less than two working days before the day of the election that he or she requires time off to vote in accordance with the provisions of this section.
4. Not less than ten working days before every election, every employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be seen as employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting forth the provisions of this section. Such notice shall be kept posted until the close of the polls on election day.
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ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES
TIME ALLOWED EMPLOYEES TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

N.Y. ELECTION LAW SECTION 3-110(i) STATES THAT:

• If you do not have 4 consecutive hours to vote, either from the opening of the Polls to the beginning of your working shift , or between the end of your working shift and the closing of the polls, you may take up to 2 hours, without loss of pay, to allow you time to vote if you are a registered voter.

• You may take time off at the beginning or end of your working shift , as your employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.

• You must notify your employer not less than 2 days,but not more than 10 days, before the day of the election that you will take time off to vote.

Revised 4.14.2020

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i Employers: Not less than ten working days before any Election Day, every employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be seen as employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting forth the provisions of this law. Such notice shall be kept posted until the close of the polls on Election Day.