Chapter 5: Personnel
05:08:21 Leave: Voting Leave
(TBR Policy 5:01:01:12)
Employees who are registered voters may receive reasonable time off to vote if they request such time off before 12:00 noon the day before the election. The supervisor may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent to vote, and the time off may not exceed three hours. No time off will be granted if the polls in the county where the employee is a resident are open three (3) or more hours before the employee is scheduled to begin work or if the polls close three (3) or more hours after the employee’s work schedule ends.
In accordance with Public Chapter 741, which amended TCA 2-9-103 effective April 15, 1998, any full-time employee appointed by a county election commission to work part-time as a voting machine technician, shall be granted unpaid leave for the day(s) required for the technician’s duties. Supporting documentation may be required by the appropriate approving authority for the period of duty.
Employees should report voting leave on the Northeast State leave request form and on their time sheet if applicable. Final approving authority for voting leave will be the president.
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