Statute 25-418: Leave allowance for employees to vote; obstruction of voting
Any person entitled to vote at an election conducted by a county
election officer in this state shall, on the day of such election, be
entitled to absent himself from any service or employment in which he is
then engaged or employed for a period of not to exceed two (2) consecutive
hours between the time of opening and closing of polls: Provided,
if the polls are open before commencing work or after terminating work but
the period of time the polls are so open is less than two (2) consecutive
hours, he shall only be entitled to absent himself from such service or
employment for such a period of time which, when added to the period of
time the polls are so open, will not exceed two hours; and such voter shall
not because of so absenting himself be liable to any penalty, nor shall
deductions be made, on account of such absence, from his usual salary or
The employer may specify the particular time during the day which said
employee may absent himself as aforesaid except such specified time shall
not include any time during the regular lunch period.
Obstruction of voting privilege is (a) intentionally obstructing an
employee in his or her exercise of voting privilege or (b) imposing a
penalty upon an employee exercising his or her voting privilege under this
Obstruction of voting privilege is a class A misdemeanor.
History: L. 1893, ch. 78, § 24; L. 1897, ch. 129, § 24; R.S. 1923, 25-418; L.
1959, ch. 175, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 157, § 2; July