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12 States Require Employers to Give You Time Off to Vote with No Advance Notice

It's not too late to vote in this year's midterm election, even if you didn't make prior accommodations. In fact, twelve states have laws requiring employers to allow employees to take time off to vote with no advance notice - 11 of which are paid.

Arkansas

Colorado

Ohio

Wyoming

Alaska

Georgia

Hawaii

Kansas

Minnesota

New Mexico

South Dakota

Texas*

The starred states indicate those who give paid time off to vote.

Even better, 16 states permit Election Day registration, allowing voters to register or update their existing registration on Election Day.

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Maine

Minnesota

Montana

New Hampshire

Utah

Vermont

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Good to know! Oregon, the state where I live in, doesn't give any time off, but voting is done by mail, so there's really no need for that as there's no polling place.
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