City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Time off to Vote

Minnesota Statute 204C.04


Employers in Minnesota must grant time off to employees to vote on election day without a reduction in their pay. 


"Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee’s polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence. An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee."



City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071