Employers must give employees paid time off from work to vote in an election to fill a vacancy in the office of U.S. senator or U.S. representative, an election to fill a vacancy in nomination for a constitutional office, or an election to fill a vacancy in the office of state senator or state representative.
Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent for the time necessary to appear at the employee's polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of the 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. Failure to comply with the state voting leave law is a misdemeanor (MN Stat. Sec. 204C.04).