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Florida Political Activity: What you need to know

Florida has no statutory provision for paid or unpaid time off from work to vote. However, regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act prohibit deductions from the salaries of exempt employees for absences of less than a day for personal reasons (29 CFR Ch. V 541.118).
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State, county, and municipal employees may not:
• Use their official authority or influence to interfere with an election or a nomination of office.
• Use their official authority or influence to coerce or influence another person's vote.
• Coerce or attempt to coerce, command, or advise any other employee to pay, lend, or contribute any part of his or her salary, or any money, or anything else of value to any party, committee, organization, agency, or person for political purposes.
• Coerce or attempt to coerce, command, or advise any other employee as to where he or she might purchase commodities or to interfere in any other way with the employee's personal rights.
Public employees are not prevented from becoming a candidate for and actively campaigning for any elective office in Florida. Public employees have the right to vote as they may choose and to express their opinions on all political subjects and candidates (FL Stat. Sec. 104.31).
Career service employees. Employees in the career service may not be appointed to, demoted, or dismissed from any position in the career service, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to employment in the career service, because of political opinion or affiliation.
Career service employees cannot use their official authority or influence to secure an appointment to a position in the career service, an increase in pay, or other employment advantage for any ...

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