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Election Day is almost here, review DePaul's voting policy

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(DePaul university/Jamie Moncrief)
Next Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. All DePaul employees are encouraged to exercise their right to vote. Early voting is now underway in Illinois and ends on Nov. 5. University policy allows all voter-eligible staff and faculty up to two hours off regular working hours to vote. The full excerpt of the voting policy is below: 

Employees are expected to vote during non-working hours whenever possible and practical. All staff and faculty are eligible to receive up to two (2) hours off from regular working hours to vote.  An individual will be allowed time off work to vote if the workday begins less than two (2) hours after the opening of the polls or ends less than two (2) hours before the closing of the polls. Employees are expected to request time off prior to the day of the election. The specific period of time off will be determined in accordance with department needs. Employees who require time off work to vote will receive his/her regular rate of pay, base pay or contract pay, during this time.

Find an early voting location hereTo find your voting location on Election Day, Nov. 6, visit​.

Your voice can’t be heard if you don’t vote!