Should Election Day be a paid holiday? Butler County leaders weigh in

Journal-News - 02-22


BUTLER COUNTY — Sandusky last month made Election Day in November a paid holiday for its employees, and some onCincinnati’s City Council want to research the idea. But many Butler County officials say it’s unlikely that would happen in communities in this county, barring Congress making it a federal holiday. — “To me, it’s just fairness. The taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for an opportunity they don’t get themselves” said Butler County Commissioner Don Dixon. “We have a hard enough time running the county the way it is, but if we would do something like that, isn’t everyone entitled to that (paid day off)?”