Delaware Political Activity laws & HR compliance analysis

Delaware Political Activity: What you need to know

Election officers. If an employee has vacation time accrued and available for use and is not in a critical-need position, an employer is prohibited from discharging, threatening, or coercing that employee because he or she is serving as an election officer on an election day.
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The law defines a “critical-need position” as being one in the field of public safety, corrections, transportation, health care, utilities, a small business with 20 or fewer employees, or an otherwise necessary position for the business or industry to be in service or operation on Election Day (DE Code Tit. 15 Sec. 4709).
Interfering with right to vote. Under state law, an employer is prohibited from hindering, coercing, or intimidating an employee in the exercise of his or her right to vote at any general, special, or municipal election by bribery or by threatening to deprive the employee of employment or occupation (DE Code Tit. 15 Sec. 5162).
If any state employee, including any employee of the public schools, is elected to public office, the employee will be granted an unpaid leave of absence to perform the duties of the office. Upon the completion of such leave, the employee must be reinstated in the position which the employee held at the time the leave was granted (DE Code Tit. 29 Sec. 5110).
Public employees are prohibited from using any official authority or influence to attempt to secure for any person a job in the classified service, an increase in pay, or other advantage of employment for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of such person.
Public employees are prohibited from engaging in any political activity or soliciting any political contribution, ...

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Delaware Political Activity Resources

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Letters Distribution of Literature in Workplace
Policies Voting Policy
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