Most states require employers to give their employees time off to cast their votes and can also prohibit employers from disciplining employees who take time off work to vote. Some states allow some employees time off only if they otherwise would not have enough time before or after work. Few states require employees to be paid for the time they use to cast their ballots, while other states do not. And some states allow employers to ask for proof that employees actually did use the time away from work to vote. To find out what rules your state has, contact your state labor department.