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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 4:58 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Elections and Boundaries Department reminds all employers that they are required to grant employees “reasonable time off for voting.”

Section 29 Offences states:

(1) Every employer shall, on polling day, allow every voter in his employ a reasonable time during the prescribed period for voting, and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such voter or impose upon or exact from him any penalty by reason of his absence during such period.

(2) Any employer who, directly or indirectly refuses to grant, or by intimidation, undue influence or in any other way, interferes with the granting of reasonable time to any voter in his employ during the prescribed period of voting as in this section provided, shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.

 

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