Voting isn't just your civic duty — it's also a great excuse to leave work early or arrive fashionably late. Most states require employers to give time off to employees in order to punch a ballot if work hours overlap with polling hours. Some states even mandate that you get paid during that time. Check out this state-by-state breakdown to see if you qualify for time away from the office to exercise your right. We promise not to tell your boss if you vote by absentee ballot and take the free time anyway.