Montgomery giving city employees paid time off to vote

Montgomery giving city employees paid time off to vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The City of Montgomery will give its employees extra paid time off to vote, Mayor Steven Reed announced Thursday.

Reed issued a mayoral directive authorizing two hours of paid time off for each employee who chooses to vote in-person on Nov. 3 or one hour of paid time off for employees who choose to vote during the in-person absentee period, which runs Sept. 9 through Oct. 29.

The city is also encouraging private employers in Montgomery to adopt similar policies to make sure their employees have time to vote.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the absentee period, which ends Oct. 29, not Nov. 3 as the mayor’s office initially stated.

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