Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. We encourage employees to go out and vote for the candidate(s), questions, and referendums on their local ballots and would like to remind employees of our policy regarding time off to vote:
We encourage you to exercise your voting privileges in local, state, and national elections. However, since the polls are open for long periods, you are encouraged to vote before or after regular working hours. When this is not possible, employees may be granted up to two (2) hours of paid time off either at the beginning or the end of the work day/shift. Any requests for time off to vote must be made at least two working days in advance. An employee’s supervisor has the discretion to decide when employees may take time off to vote.
The polls in Virginia are open from 6:00am until 7:00pm and in Maryland and Washington, DC from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Please plan on coordinating with your supervisor to vote in the morning or the evening. There may be departments who will need to coordinate times to ensure proper coverage throughout the day.