The Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923

Conditions on which employer may give leave of absence to employees to record their votes.

49.—Nothing in this Act shall make it illegal for an employer to permit electors in his employment to absent themselves from such employment for a reasonable time for the purpose of voting at an election, without having any deduction from their salaries or wages on account of such absence, if such permission is, so far as practicable without injury to the business of the employer, given equally to all persons alike who are at the time in his employment, and if such permission is not given with a view of inducing any person to record his vote for any particular candidate at such election, and is not refused to any person for the purpose of preventing such person from recording his vote for any particular candidate at such election.