For the 2022 Andalusian election, which will take place on Sunday June 19, 2019, less is needed. This date is not work, but it will work for some if it is an important part of their work schedule. These citizens can request permission to be absent at work and vote. What happens if you are a member of an electoral committee and need to work?
It is impossible to miss the appointment, as working is not a valid reason for absenteeism from a polling station. In fact, a penalty of between 14 and 30 days in prison and a fine of up to 10 months for appearing unjustifiably could be imposed if you fail to appear. Even though it is compulsory to go to the polling station, those who worked that day have certain rights as compensation.
For the presidents and other members of the table, 65 euro per day is paid to cover the cost of food. If they have to work, they can take full-time, paid leave on the day of voting. They will not be allowed to take a day off work, as long as they aren't in violation of their employment contract.
Night shift workers are also eligible for this condition. This applies to those who are elected members or presidents at the electoral table, and who work the night before June 18th, will be entitled to a shift change in order to allow them to sleep that night and to arrive in the best conditions for the election day.
We have already explained that if you are required to work on June 19, you can also vote. Decree 294/2018 provides that people who are not able to take full rest on election day have the right of paid leave during their voting day. These cases are subject to different assumptions:
* 4 hour paid leave if election day and working hours coincide for more that 6 hours.
* Three hours notice if match lasts less than six hours
* 2 hours paid leave for matches between 2-4 hours.
* Permits will not be granted if the coincidence lasts less than two hours.