Minnesota Political Activity: What you need to know

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).
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An employer must give an employee time off from work to attend:
• Any meeting of the state central committee or executive committee of a major political party if the employee is a member of the committee
• Any convention of major political party delegates, including meetings of official convention committees, if the employee is a delegate or alternate delegate to that convention
An employee must give the employer at least 10 days' written notice. The time off may be without pay, but an employer may not penalize an employee who gives the proper notice in any other way (MN Stat. Sec. 202A.135).
An employee serving as an election judge is entitled to paid leave if the employee provides at least 20 days' written notice.
An employer may reduce the salary or wages of the employee serving as an election judge by the amount he or she is paid ...

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