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General Election 2018


Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th .  The polls open at 7:00am and close at 7:00pm. 

Per K.S.A. 25-418, if you are scheduled to work the complete time the polls are open, then you can request time off to go cast your vote. You must pre-arrange the time off with your Supervisor.  
If you are rassigned mandatory overtime that day and will not be able to make it to the polls before they close; then you will need to talk to your Supervisor so time off can also be arranged for you to go cast your vote.

 Use your voice:   VOTE


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"K.S.A. 25-418. Leave allowance for employees to vote; obstruction of voting privilege, penalty.

Any person entitled to vote at an election conducted by a county election officer in this state shall, on the day of such election, be entitled to absent himself from any service or employment in which he is then engaged or employed for a period of not to exceed two (2) consecutive hours between the time of opening and closing of polls: Provided, That if the polls are open before commencing work or after terminating work but the period of time the polls are so open is less than two (2) consecutive hours, he shall only be entitled to absent himself from such service or employment for such a period of time which, when added to the period of time the polls are so open, will not exceed two hours; and such voter shall not because of so absenting himself be liable to any penalty, nor shall deductions be made, on account of such absence, from his usual salary or wages.

The employer may specify the particular time during the day which said employee may absent himself as aforesaid except such specified time shall not include any time during the regular lunch period.

Obstruction of voting privilege is (a) intentionally obstructing an employee in his or her exercise of voting privilege or (b) imposing a penalty upon an employee exercising his or her voting privilege under this section.

Obstruction of voting privilege is a class A misdemeanor."

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