Does my employer have to give me time off to vote?

Yes.  According to Section 204C.04 of the Minnesota Election Law, every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting during the morning of the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence.  An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee. A person who violates this law is guilty of a misdemeanor, and the county attorney shall prosecute the violation.

Included elections are the regularly scheduled state primary or general election, an election to fill a vacancy in the office of United States senator or United States representative, or an election to fill a vacancy in the office of state senator or state representative.

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1. Am I eligible to vote?
2. How do I sign up to serve as an election judge?
3. How do I pre-register to vote?
4. How do I find my voting precinct?
5. How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
6. How do I check the status of my absentee ballot?
7. When and where can I vote absentee?
8. Does my employer have to give me time off to vote?
9. I'm worried about long lines on election day. Will I be able to vote?
10. How can I view the names of candidates and questions that will be on the ballot for my precinct?
11. How do I use the new electronic voting equipment?
12. Can I take a ballot to deliver to a loved one who is in the hospital?
13. Where can I find district maps?
14. Where can I find information about campaign finances for candidates in Ramsey County elections?
15. How do I file to run for an office in a Municipal Election?
16. Where is the nearest DMV so I can correct the address on my driver's license?
17. Where can I find more information about elections and voting?