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

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.


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


Human Resource Management
University of Kansas
Carruth O'Leary Hall
1246 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

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

08/22/2019: Updated Contact section.
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: 
Leaves & Holidays
Personnel: Staff Categories: 
Leaves & Holidays

Can't Find What You're Looking For?
Policy Library Search
KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times