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9NEWS labor law attorney Kim Ryan explained what Colorado's voting laws allow employees to do.

"Colorado law takes voting rights very seriously, and it actually provides up to two hours of paid time off on Election Day to go vote," Ryan said.

Ryan also talked about some of the law ramifications, if the law is broken.

"Any violations of this law can result in a $1,000 penalty per violation, plus up to a year in jail," Ryan said.

Businesses could also receive the "corporate death penalty," which is the revocation of the company's business charter and authority to do business in Colorado.

Furthermore, employers are not permitted to penalize their workers based on who they vote for. If they do, they are subjected to possible fines, jail time, civil suits, and the revocation of the corporate charter.

Employees are encouraged to submit written time off requests in advance to Election Day.

"It's not required that they put [the request] in writing, but it is helpful to avoid confusion and help a little advance planning with their boss," Ryan said.

Employees and employers are expected to cooperate with each other regarding schedule conflicts on voting day.

For more information, you can go to http://www.sos.state.co.us.

Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.

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