Time Off to Vote On Election Day

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The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office issued a reminder Thursday, that Wyoming law requires that employees be given one hour off to vote on Election Day. State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger said that according to state statute, the hour off to vote shall not be a meal hour and may be selected at the convenience of the employer. She added that there are exceptions to the law.

Nighswonger said that employers who don ot allow eligible employees time off to vote may face a misdemeanor criminal charge and a fine of up to $1,000.

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