No federal law mandates that employers give people time off to vote in America. But Illinois is one of 30 states with a a voter-leave law that offers some relief for workers who need to vote on a day they must work. The law requires employees to give notice before Election Day, and the time off is unpaid. We talked to voters on Election Day.
Illinois law allows voters two hours off work
More from PoliticsMore posts in Politics »
- Opinion: The Democratic National Committee is making a huge mistake by not sponsoring debates
- Opinion: How female politicians are changing the face of governance
- Will youth turn out to vote in the midterms? Here’s what we learned
- Race for 7th Congressional District comes to Columbia College Chicago
- Menstrual Equity advances in prisons while other initiatives wait for another legislative session