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Connecticut Provides Unpaid Time Off for Voting

Included in the Connecticut budget is a provision to require employers to provide all employees with unpaid time off to vote.

Under the law, employees must be granted two hours of unpaid time from their regularly scheduled work on the day of any covered election during voting hours for state elections or if serving as an elector in the case of any special election for United States senator, representative in Congress, state senator or state representative.

Employees must request the time off not less than two working days prior to the election.

The law went into effect on upon passage of the budget on June 23, 2021 and remains in effect until June 30, 2024.

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