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Time Off for Voting Rules in Arizona

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Arizona employers must provide employees with time off to vote in accordance with these state rules.

In Arizona, employees who are entitled to vote at a primary or general election are granted time off to vote if the polls are open fewer than three hours prior to work starting time or close fewer than three hours after quitting time.

Paid time off rules: In Arizona, time off to vote is granted, with pay.

Amount of time off allowed: The length of time granted depends upon the difference between work starting or quitting times and the times when the polls open or close (maximum three hours). The employer may specify when the employee may take time off.

Employer penalty for violation: Fine up to $750, jail up to 4 months; for enterprises, fine up to $10,000.

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