505 - Voting
Date: April 1, 2004
To permit staff employees to exercise their right and responsibility to vote in national, state or municipal elections.
Staff employees are expected to vote during their non-working hours. In those situations when a staff employee is unable to vote during non-working hours and also works the regular scheduled hours, up to two (2) hours off with pay may be allowed to vote.
- Permission for paid time off to vote should be requested by a staff employee early enough to permit adjustment in the work schedule, in no case later than two (2) days prior to election day.
- A staff employee may be required to show evidence of eligibility to vote, (a current voter registration card) when requesting time off for this purpose.
- Time off without pay may be granted to a staff employee wishing to serve as judge, clerk or official watcher, provided that the request is made at least two (2) weeks in advance and is verifiable.
Employees represented by a bargaining unit may be governed by the appropriate bargaining unit agreement.