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Election Day as Legal Holiday?


East Ender
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5404
November 3, 2016 10:23 am  

Rules re: Election Day from the Virgin Islands code. Would someone like to translate part b?

Election days as legal holidays; time off to vote; acts done on Sundays or other legal holidays

(a) The day on which general elections are held shall be a legal holiday in the Virgin Islands, while all primary elections shall be held on a Saturday. All employees who are required to work on those days shall be entitled to two hours off from their jobs without loss of pay to vote in all primaries and elections, provided that they notify their employers before such primaries or elections of their intention to be absent for the purpose of voting.

(b) No part of any day fixed for the performance of any duties by any person or official under this title shall be deemed a Sunday or other legal holiday so as to affect the legality of any work done for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this title, or the right of any person to any compensation herein provided for rendering any service required hereby, or so as to relieve any person from doing on such day whatever is necessary for such purposes, and such services are hereby declared to be necessary public services.

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Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 688
November 3, 2016 10:27 pm  

This blew me away the first time someone told me about it. Exactly why people can't vote on their own time either before or after work escapes me.

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