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Voting Rights for Missouri Employees – RSMo 115.639 – employers are sometimes required to give 3 paid hours off work to vote, but not always. You must request time off BEFORE election day, and meet the conditions I describe below.
Missouri employee voting rights are described in Missouri Law RSMo 115.639 . I have copied the law down below in this article. By the way, the Missouri Secretary of State put up a website – Vote Missouri – of general info about voting, but I could not find any mention on that site of the rights of Missouri employees to time off to vote.
According to RSMo 115.639, employers must grant you three hours off work to vote, without reducing your pay, under the following conditions:
Here is the text of RSMo 115.639, as of October 2008:
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