Participating in the Process 


  • City, County, and State employees may participate in political activities and contribute to campaings.


  • City and County employees must take an unpaid leave of absence, use accrued overtime, or accrued vacation time to run for office with the entity which he/she is employed.


    • Use of leave, overtime, or vacation time runs from date of qualification until date when no longer seeking office.


  • Members of a candidate's immediate family (to 2nd degree of kinship by blood or marriage) cannot serve as a polling official in any election which the relative-candidate is participating.


  • If reasonable notice is given to an employer, then an employee is entitled to a maximum of one hour absence (determined by employer) from work to vote on Election Day.


    • Exception: work shift starts at 9:00 a.m. or later or ends at 6:00 p.m. or earlier.