Everyone is encouraged to vote during the upcoming general election. Following is a general reminder about time off to vote.
Election Day Holiday
Public Act 102-0015 designated this year’s Election Day, November 8, 2022, as a state holiday. While eligible faculty and staff will receive paid holiday time, the University of Illinois System never fully closes and essential operations will continue.
Holiday eligibility includes:
- Civil Service employees in a trainee, apprentice, provisional, learner, or status appointment.
- All Academic staff members.
Holiday eligibility, usage, and pay policies will apply, as they do for other designated holidays. See Leave: Holidays for details.
Employees who are required to work may be eligible for paid time off to vote under the General Election voting leave policy. State law grants eligible employees up to two hours of paid leave for the purpose of voting in a general election if their working hours on Election Day begin less than two hours after polls open and end less than two hours before polls close. Eligible employees should work with their supervisors ahead of time to schedule a time to vote when unit operations allow.
Please direct any questions to your human resources office: