Employer's duty to provide time to vote.
*** CHANGE IN 2013 *** (SEE 5518-S.SL) ***
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, every employer shall arrange employees' working hours on the day of a primary or election, general or special, so that each employee will have a reasonable time up to two hours available for voting during the hours the polls are open as provided by *RCW 29.13.080.
If an employee's work schedule does not give the employee two free hours during the time the polls are open, not including meal or rest breaks, the employer shall permit the employee to take a reasonable time up to two hours from the employee's work schedule for voting purposes. In such a case, the employer shall add this time to the time for which the employee is paid.
(2) The provisions of this section apply only if, during the period between the time an employee is informed of his or her work schedule for a primary or election day and the date of the primary or election, there is insufficient time for an absentee ballot to be secured for that primary or election.
[1987 c 296 § 1.]
| *Reviser's note: RCW 29.13.080 was recodified as RCW 29A.44.070 pursuant to 2003 c 111 § 2401, effective July 1, 2004. RCW 29A.44.070 was subsequently repealed by 2011 c 10 § 86.|