Missouri Political Activity: What you need to know

Missouri law states that an employee is entitled to three hours off from work with pay in order to vote, unless the employee has 3 consecutive hours of nonworking time while the polls are open. The provision applies to any election in which the employee is eligible to vote.
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Before election day, the employee should notify the employer that time off is needed, and the employer has the right to specify the three hours that may be taken off. No employee may be discharged or otherwise penalized for taking time off to vote (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 115.639).
Missouri law prohibits employers from using any force or coercion to attempt to prevent employees from engaging in political activities, including holding public office, and political campaigning or fundraising. Employers that violate this section are guilty of a class four election offense and face a maximum fine of $2,500, a year in prison, or both (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 115.637).
Public employees may not make any contribution or expenditure of public funds to advocate, support, or oppose any ballot measure or candidate for public office. This law does not prohibit public officials from making public appearances or from issuing press releases concerning ballot measures (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 115.646).
Reviewed April 2015.

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