Monday, November 1, 2010

Voting Rights on Election Day

Tomorrow is the big election day and many people wonder what their rights are to be able to vote because most people are scheduled to work on Tuesdays. Here is a summary of your rights as an employee on election day in Wisconsin:

1) "...entitled to vote at an election is entitled to be absent from work while the polls are open for a period not to exceed 3 successive hours to vote." Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76(1);
2) "The elector shall notify the affected employer before election day of
the intended absence." Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76(1)
3) "The employer may designate the time of day for the absence." Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76(1)
4) "No penalty, other than a deduction for time lost, may be imposed upon an elector by his or her employer by reason of the absence authorized by this section." Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76(2)

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