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(2015-2015 HR#9) Municipal Election – October 27, 2014

HR#9, 2014 – 2015

Date: October 8, 2014
To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs, Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Cc: HR Divisional Offices
Re: Municipal Election – October 27, 2014

In the forthcoming Municipal Election on Monday, October 27, 2014, voting hours will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Section 50 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, provides as follows:

“(1) An elector whose hours of employment are such that he or she would not otherwise have three consecutive hours to vote on voting day is entitled to be absent from work for as long as is necessary to allow that amount of time.

(2) The absence shall be timed to suit the employer’s convenience as much as possible.”

Would you please ensure that all employees throughout your division whose normal work schedule would not allow them the three consecutive hours as outlined above are excused from work at an appropriate time in order to comply with the Act.

For the majority of employees whose normal work day ends at 5 p.m., no time off is required.