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Voting Leave

Policy Information

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Effective Date: 
September 1, 1988
Last Revised Date: 
January, 2020
Classified Staff Human Resources Policy Manual 208.4
University Handbook for Appointed Personnel 8.04.10
University Staff Manual 3-115
Responsible Unit: 
Division of Human Resources


Voting leave is available to all employees, as provided per Arizona State Statute ยง 16-402.


All employees are granted a reasonable absence with pay in order to vote in a general or special election if the polls:

  • open less than three (3) hours before your regular work shift, or
  • close less than three (3) hours after the end of your regular work shift.

Employees must request voting absence prior to election day. The supervisor may specify the time of day when the employee may be absent.

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