Voting Leave Changes in Georgia

Several significant changes regarding voting leave for Georgia employees will take effect on July 1, 2023. Currently, voting leave is available to Georgia employees only on election day, and may be used only by those employees whose hours of work commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least two hours prior to the closing of the polls. The Georgia state legislature has now introduced leave for advance in-person voting, allowing employees the option to take time off on one of the days that are designated for advance in-person voting or on election day. Additionally, voting leave is now available to all employees, regardless of when their hours of work commence or end.