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Are Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote? Election Day Demystified

It’s that time of the provincial democratic cycle – election day. The polls open tomorrow and many employers and employees have the same question: are employees entitled to paid time off to vote? The answer to this question is governed by Ontario’s Election Act. Under the Election Act, official polling hours are from 9:00am to 9:00pm EST (8:00am to 8:00pm CT). During polling hours, employees qualified to vote in Ontario’s…