Election officers. If an employee has vacation time accrued and available for use and is not in a critical-need position, an employer is prohibited from discharging, threatening, or coercing that employee because he or she is serving as an election officer on an election day.
The law defines a “critical-need position” as being one in the field of public safety, corrections, transportation, health care, utilities, a small business with 20 or fewer employees, or an otherwise necessary position for the business or industry to be in service or operation on election day (DE Code Tit. 15 Sec. 4709).
Interfering with right to vote. Under state law, an employer is prohibited from hindering, coercing, or intimidating an employee in the exercise of his or her right to vote at any general, special, or municipal election by bribery or by threatening to deprive the employee of employment or occupation (DE Code Tit. 15 Sec. 5162).