Bloomberg Law
June 23, 2021, 7:03 PM

Connecticut Workers Entitled to Time Off to Vote Under New Law

Adrianne Appel
Adrianne Appel
Staff Correspondent

Connecticut employers are required to give workers two hours of unpaid time off to vote, under a bill signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Ned Lamont (D).

Lawmakers approved the measure, a provision of the state budget (S.B. 1202), in a special session June 17. The Senate voted 20 to 6 in favor, with 10 abstentions, and the House passed it 89 to 50.

  • Employees must be allowed two hours of unpaid work time to vote in any upcoming general or special election.
  • People with developmental disabilities and some convicted felons will now be allowed to vote, ...

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