Voting Laws

 

MN

WI

IL

SD

Req. employers to provide time off?

Yes

Yes

Yes, only if the polls are not open for at least two hours before or after the employee’s hours of work

Yes, but only if the polls are not open for at least two hours before or after the employee’s hours of work

How much time?

As much time as is necessary for the employee to vote

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2 hours

Is the time off work paid?

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Can I request that employees provide advance notice of if and when they intend to vote during working hours?

Yes, but you cannot require it as a condition for time off to vote

Yes

Yes

Yes, but you cannot require it as a condition for time off to vote

Can I decide when the employees takes the time off work to vote?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 
 

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