Time Off to Vote

Handbook of Operating Procedures 5-4450

Time Off to Vote

The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Sponsor: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
November 1, 2001



  1. Policy Statement

The University of Texas at Austin provides an employee sufficient time off, without a deduction in salary, to vote on a national, state or local election day.


  1. Scope

This policy applies to all employees except students employed in positions that require student status as a condition of employment.


  1. Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities

The employee shall notify the supervisor of the intent to use work time in order to vote. There is no need to record the time taken to vote; this time is reported as time worked.


The supervisor has the discretion to schedule voting absences.


  1. Delegation of Authority

Authority is hereby delegated to the department head or designee to schedule time off to vote.


For Assistance: Questions regarding time off to vote should be directed to Human Resources, Benefits Services, or to the website: http://www.utexas.edu/hr/.


Source: Texas Government Code 661.914