Your Right to Vote is Protected

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
With Election Day coming up, I wanted to ensure that everyone knows about the laws that protect your right to vote. Below is the law that protects you.
3-110. Time allowed employees to vote. 1. A registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time as will enable him or her to vote at any election.
2. The employee shall be allowed time off for voting only at the beginning or end of his or her working shift, as the employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.
3. If the employee requires working time off to vote the employee shall notify his or her employer not less than two working days before the day of the election that he or she requires time off to vote in accordance with the provisions of this section.
4. Not less than ten working days before every election, every employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be seen as employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting forth the provisions of this section. Such notice shall be kept posted until the close of the polls on election day.

I would also like to remind everyone that beginning this year, New York residents will be allowed to vote early. You can click here for the locations and times of early voting in Erie County. For anyone living outside of Erie, please check your local Board of Elections website.