Is this possible for nurses? Let your unit know, based on your states law timeline for letting your job know, that you will be taking 2 hours off before your shift begins to vote?
For example, if your state says you need to let you job know at least 2 days in advance that you will be taking your paid time (2 hours) off to go vote - is this still possible for a nurse?
Of course, there are restrictions such as; if you have 2 consecutive hours that can be taken outside of work on election day, if you are on voluntary time/overtime.
A nurse would need to take 2 hours at the beginning of the shift or else it may constitute patient abandonment? Would the BON supersede this law in any way?
I'm off on election day (good thing, it's a 4 hour drive back to where I'm registered). I never knew about this "Time off to vote" law. It varies per state, so read yours, but I thought it was interested and raised some questions I had.