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Tennessee Political Activity: What you need to know

Any employee entitled to vote in any election may take up to three hours off from work to vote, unless the employee has 3 nonworking hours when the polls are open in the county where the employee is a resident. An employee who needs time off to vote must apply to the employer by noon of the day before the election, and the employer may specify the hours to be taken off. A voter who is absent in compliance with this provision may not be subjected to any penalty or reduction in pay for such absence (TN Code Sec. 2-1-106).
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Employers are prohibited from using threats or other coercive means in an attempt to influence how or whether an employee votes. It is unlawful to discharge an employee because the employee voted or failed to vote, or to give out or circulate any statement or report intended to intimidate or coerce an employee to vote any particular way or not vote. Employers that violate this provision are subject to a maximum fine of $50, up to 30 days in jail, or both (TN Code Sec. 2-19-134).
Public officers and employees are prohibited from using their position to interfere with an election or nomination or to attempt to intimidate, coerce, or command any other officer or employee to vote a particular way. It is also unlawful for any public officer or employee knowingly to solicit directly or indirectly any contribution of money for political purposes or campaign expense from any person or organization that has received contracts or other compensation financed by public funds (TN Code Ann. Sec. 2-19-203).
In addition, state employees cannot conduct any political activities during business hours, or use state-owned property for political purposes (TN Code Sec. ...

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