Maryland Political Activity laws & HR compliance analysis

Maryland Political Activity: What you need to know

If employees do not have two continuous hours in which to vote outside of working hours, employers must give them up to two hours off with pay for voting. The employee must give the employer a receipt proving that he or she voted or attempted to vote. A violation of this requirement is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500, a jail term of up to six months, or both (MD Code Elec. Law Sec. 10-315).
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State Employees
Under Maryland law, state employees may:
· Freely participate in any political activity and express any political opinion; and
· Not be required to provide any political service.
It is unlawful for state employees to (MD Code State Pers. and Pen. Sec. 2-304):
· Engage in political activity while on the job during working hours
· Advocate the overthrow of the government by violent means
· Require another employee to make a political contribution

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Maryland Political Activity Resources

Type Title
Letters Distribution of Literature in Workplace
Policies Voting Policy
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