It’s Election Day – But It May Not Mean Extra Time Off From Work

It’s election day throughout Ontario, where voters will be electing new mayors, members of council, school board trustees, etc.

Ontario employees who are eligible to vote are allowed 3 consecutive hours to do so without a reduction in pay. However, this may not mean extra time off – employers only have to make adjustments if an employee’s schedule today would not otherwise allow them the time to vote. For example, an employee scheduled to work from 9 to 5 today would still have time from 5 to 8 to cast their ballot. In other words, being stuck at work is no excuse for not voting!

Check your city or town’s website to locate your nearest polling station.