Can I Take Paid Time Off to Vote During New York State Elections?

Only about 56% of eligible U.S. citizens voted in the 2016 presidential election. In an effort to increase voter turnout, some states have enacted laws to guarantee workers time off to vote. New York State’s voting leave law allows registered voters who do not have sufficient time outside of scheduled work hours to take up to 2 hours of paid time off to vote in most public elections. Employees are deemed to have “sufficient time to vote” if