Since 2019, New York has required that employers provide employees with three hours of paid time off in order to vote. In April 2020, New York amended its Election Law to change this voting entitlement. Because the law took immediate effect, it applies to the state and local primary elections scheduled for June 23. The state had originally canceled its presidential primary in the wake of COVID-19, but the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the presidential primary also must go forward on June 23. MORE.