Given the accessibility of polling places before and after regular work hours, a code 100/110, 104/114, or 106/116 employee should not need time off from work to vote. New York State law requires that an employee be given sufficient time to vote. Sufficient time is defined as four consecutive non-working hours while polls are open. (For example, an employee would have sufficient time to vote during non-working hours if his or her workday ends at 5 p.m. and polls are open until 9 p.m.) If, due to unusual circumstances, an employee requests time off from work to vote, contact the Senior Director of Employee Relations or the Vice President for Human Resources to discuss the request.
For Service staff (codes 107/117) covered by a collective bargaining agreement, please refer to the applicable contract for all information about voting. For Service staff (codes 107/117) not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, please contact the Office of Employee Relations.