Reminder: NYS Voting Leave and Required Poster
With the general election coming up on November 2, for those who haven’t yet done so, employers should ensure their posting obligations are met.
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.
Some employers choose to leave the poster up year-round to ensure compliance requirements are met no matter when the election takes place, especially in the case of special elections. It is a misdemeanor to refuse to permit employees entitled to vote to attend an election, or to reduce improperly the wages of employees who attend an election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for general elections.
The Election Law makes it a misdemeanor to refuse to permit employees entitled to vote to attend an election, or to reduce improperly the wages of employees who attend an election.
Click here to view helpful FAQs on voting leave. If you have any technical questions regarding voting leave, please contact the New York State Board of Elections at (518) 474-6220 or visit their website. To print/save a copy of a sample voting leave poster, click here or contact Kathy Richmond at (585) 256-4618 or Jennifer Suppé at (585) 256-4608.