Can an employee have a paid leave for voting on Election Day in Georgia?
In Georgia, if the polls are not open for two consecutive non-working hours, an employee is allowed up to two hours leave in order to vote. In other words, employees are not entitled to leave if their work schedules begin at least two hours after the polls open or end at least two hours before they close. The employee must give reasonable notice for leave. The employer can specify the time it will give the employee to vote. (Ga.Code Section 21-2-404) However, the statute does not state whether this time off is paid or unpaid.