Voting Policy

Policy
Purpose: 

The University encourages all faculty and staff to vote and allows flexibility to address required travel to polling places. ​

Applies to: 

All faculty and staff appointed to regular positions

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The University encourages all faculty and staff to vote. Voting polls are usually open before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. to allow voting before or after the normal work day. However, we recognize that faculty and staff may have to travel some distance to polling places. The University allows up to a maximum of two (2) hours of paid time in situations where travel time may affect a faculty or staff member's ability to cast a vote. Staff should request time off in advance from their supervisors if travel time to the polls is required.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Employees appointed to temporary positions are not covered by this policy.

Consequences: 

Unless approved in advance for hourly employees, time taken may be considered an unauthorized absence.

Contact: 

Ola Faucher, Director
103 Carruth-O’Leary Hall
1246 W. Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4946
hrdept@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Director, Human Resource Management
Approved on: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Effective on: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Voting, elections
Review, Approval & Change History: 

05/22/2017: Removed broken link. 

07/11/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.

04/28/2016: Updated Review Date

09/03/2015: Updated Review Date

08/13/2015: 

  • Added Purpose
  • Added “regular positions” to “applies to” section
  • Added exclusion for temp positions
  • Added consequences
  • Updated Human Resources/HR to Human Resource Management/HRM

01/21/2015: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing).

 

Personnel: Faculty/Academic Staff Categories: 
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Personnel: Staff Categories: 
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