Voting Leave Laws


Voting leave allows employees to take time off to vote on the day of an election.

The federal government does not have any laws that require an employer to allow employees to take time off to vote.

Many states do have laws requiring employers to provide employees some voting leave benefits. Some require that the leave be paid while other simply require an employer to allow employees to take unpaid leave.

Summaries of State Voting Leave Laws



For information about a particular state’s voting leave laws, click the name of the state below.

AlabamaKentuckyNorth Dakota
AlaskaLouisianaOhio
ArizonaMaineOklahoma
ArkansasMarylandOregon
CaliforniaMassachusettsPennsylvania
ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina
DelawareMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaUtah
HawaiiNevadaVermont
IdahoNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWest Virginia
IowaNew YorkWisconsin
KansasNorth CarolinaWyoming