EMPLOYERS TO GIVE TIME OFF TO WORKERS FOR VOTING
The Elections and Boundaries Department invites the attention of all employers to Section 29 of the Representation of the People Act, which provides that every employer shall, on Polling Day, that is, 7th February 2008, allow to every voter in his employ a reasonable time during the prescribed period for voting, and that no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such voter or impose upon or exact from him any penalty by reason of his absence during such period.



All employers are urged to comply with this requirement.



Failure to do so is an offence under the law.