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§ 10-315. Employers required to provide time off for employees to vote

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Polling Places
Subtitle 3. Polling Place Procedures (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 10-315
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 10-315
§ 10-315. Employers required to provide time off for employees to vote
In general
(a) Every employer in the State shall permit any employee who claims to be a registered voter in the State a period not to exceed 2 hours absence from work on election day in order to cast a ballot if the employee does not have 2 hours of continuous off-duty during the time that the polls are open.
Paid leave
(b) The employer shall pay the employee for the 2 hours absence from work.
Proof of voting required
(c)(1) Each employee shall furnish to the employer proof that the employee has voted or attempted to vote.
(2) The proof that an employee has voted or attempted to vote shall be on a form prescribed by the State Board.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 10-315, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 10-315 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, c. 379, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
Formerly Art. 33, § 10-315.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 291):
This section formerly was Art. 33, § 10-315.
No changes are made.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2002 Legislation
Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, repealed and reenacted this section without amendment.
2003 Legislation
Acts 2003, c. 379, § 2, in subsec. (a), substituted “any employee who claims to be a registered voter” for “any employee who is a registered voter” and “cast a ballot” for “vote”; and, in subsecs. (c)(1) and (c)(2), inserted “or attempted to vote”.
MD Code, Election Law, § 10-315, MD ELEC LAW § 10-315
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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