Yes. The Ministry of Business and Employment will set out the regulations so that voters who are working on 21 December may have up to four hours to exercise their right to vote within their working day. These hours must be remunerated.
When the voter is working only part time, a proportional reduction will be made in the leave allowed.
If I leave work, can the company deduct the proportional time period from my salary? Will I have to make up the time I wasn’t at work?
No. This leave is paid and the time does not have to be made up.
The time allowed for going to vote must coincide with the opening hours the polling place is open and will be decided by the employer.
Yes. Employers are entitled to ask their workers to submit supporting documents stating that they have voted issued by the pertinent polling station committee before paying the salary for the time spent on voting.
Can I take this leave time if my workday starts on the night before Election Day and ends by 8:30 am on Election Day?
No. Workers whose working day timetable does not coincide in whole or in part with the timetable for voting are not entitled to take leave of absence to vote.
Is there any other way I can vote if I am working far away from home or am in other conditions that make it difficult to vote at my polling place on Election Day?
Yes, you can vote by post.
If I have to vote by post because I am working away from my customary place of residence or in other conditions that make it difficult to vote at my polling place on Election Day, do I have the right to a work permit to request and process the vote by post?
Yes. You will be given paid leave, and will not have to make up the time, as specified by the regulations drawn up by the Ministry of Business and Employment.