Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wisconsin Employee Rights on Election Day

Many people wonder their rights to be able to go vote on Election Day when they have to work during the day during the majority of the time the polls are open.  Here is a quick summary of your rights pursuant to Wisconsin Statute, Section 6.76:

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
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)
successive hours to vote." Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76(1);

So, get out there and vote!

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