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Hi all,

Tuesday, I asked you all to respond to a question about leaving school
to vote.  Several of you asked me to post my findings, so here goes...

54 - yes (allowed to leave school to go and vote)
36 - no
10 - school closed due to voting.  I learned this is a very common
practice, primarily in the New England states.  Many schools are used as
polling places there.

A few people wrote to say that NOT allowing employees to leave work to
vote is against the law.  However, no one could direct me to the actual
law, and I could not find it myself.  My own informal "research" into
this matter leads me to believe that employers are only required to
allow employees to leave work to vote if their work shifts completely
overlap voting time (including commute time).  Furthermore, the law
varies by state.

Thanks for your input.


Tamara Jordan, Media Specialist
Lakewood Elementary School
Phenix City, AL

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