Leave to Vote

adopted: May-1990
last revised: May-1990

Illinois law provides all employees, upon at least one day’s notice, up to two paid hours during the work day in order to vote. The leave is applicable to all scheduled and special elections, including primaries. To be eligible for this paid leave, an employee's working hours must begin less than two hours after the opening of the polls and end less than two hours before the closing of the polls.