Employees are allowed time off to vote

Polling stations will be open from 7AM to 8PM

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin expects more than 2 million people will vote on Election Day. If that prediction is accurate, the voter turnout would be about 52-percent.

In Massachusetts, employers must give an employee up to two hours off to vote, if the employee requests it. Employers do not have to pay the employee during that time.

Guy Dansereau, Jr. of West Springfield told 22News giving workers two hours off could hurt business owners, but he still thinks more people should be aware of the law and go out and vote on Election Day. “For businesses, it’s not that easy. I can understand their problem. But make time.”

Polling stations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. We will have the latest poll results on WWLP.com, as soon as they become available, and complete coverage of all the election results you need to know on 22News at 11:00 p.m.

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