2017 Maryland Code
Election Law
Title 10 - Polling Places
Subtitle 3 - Polling Place Procedures
§ 10-315. Time off for employees to vote

  • (a) In general. -- Every employer in the State shall permit any employee who claims to be a registered voter in the State a period not to exceed 2 hours absence from work on election day in order to cast a ballot if the employee does not have 2 hours of continuous off-duty during the time that the polls are open.
  • (b) Paid leave. -- The employer shall pay the employee for the 2 hours absence from work.
  • (c) Proof of voting required. --
    • (1) Each employee shall furnish to the employer proof that the employee has voted or attempted to vote.
    • (2) The proof that an employee has voted or attempted to vote shall be on a form prescribed by the State Board.
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