Employment: Leave to Participate in Elections

Employment Leave to Particpate in Elections HB 18-1033 Neutral S. State, Veterans & Military Affairs Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora Dianne Criswell dcriswell@cml.org This bill allows leave to vote to also include registering to vote, obtaining a ballot or replacement ballot, or to obtain documents or ID necessary to vote or register. For a general, primary, or coordinated election, the bill allows an employee to take the leave on any day that polling locations are open. For all other elections, the bill allows the employee to take the leave on any day during the eight days prior to and including the day of the election. An employer may deny a request for leave if the employee has three consecutive hours in which he or she is not scheduled to work during the hours the employee is entitled to take the leave. At CML's request, the sponsor made committee amendments to clarify the circumstances for leave related to municipal elections to address polling-place elections.