Employee Voting Leave in Kentucky

Any person entitled to vote at any election in Kentucky is entitled to take time off to vote. No one who takes a reasonable amount of time off to vote may be penalized unless the person takes time off to vote and then, under circumstances that did not prevent the person from voting, does not cast a vote. Taking voting leave without casting a vote may subject an employee to disciplinary action.

Paid time off rules. Employees need not be paid for time taken off to vote.

Advance notice requirements. Before an employee is entitled to time off to vote a request for time off must be made prior to the election day. The employer may specify the hours during which employees may be absent to vote.

Amount of time off allowed. An employee must be given a reasonable amount of time off, but not less than four hours.