Can an employee have a paid leave for voting on Election Day in North Dakota?
North Dakota state law encourages employers to provide time off to vote when the employee’s regular work schedule conflicts with voting while the polls are open. (N.D. Cent. Code Section 16.1-01-02.1).
Most states require employers to provide time for their employees to vote on Election Day. Although these laws vary in each state, they generally require employers to give their employees time off to vote unless the polls are open two or three hours outside the employee’s regular shift. Some states require employers to pay for the time off while some states require employees to request the time off from their employers in advance.