Your Employer Has To Let You Vote – But There’s A Catch You Need To Know About
Election day is Tuesday and if you are planning on using the excuse of "I couldn't vote because I had to work", get a better excuse.
According to the Texas Workforce Commission website:
"Assuming that an employee has not already voted in early voting, the employee is entitled to take paid time off for voting on election days, unless the employee has at least two consecutive hours to vote outside of the voter's working hours."
So that means if you are working during voting hours, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., your employer has to give you two paid hours off to vote unless you've already early voted. However, if you have two hours before or after you're due at work, you'll have to vote during that time.
The bottom line is, there is no excuse to not vote tomorrow. This is a super important election, and you need to make your voice heard! If you are registered and you don't vote, don't complain about what happens. If you're not registered - well, why the hell aren't you? Get registered and vote in the next election!