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3505 - Political Activity

City employees shall not engage in the distribution or publication of materials approving, favoring, or opposing a candidate for nomination or election to public office during working or office hours or in any Layton City public building. An employee may not engage in furthering or opposing the interest of a candidate for public office through the publication or editing of newspaper articles or other media or announcements or engage in the solicitation of money for the purpose of aiding or defeating the election of any candidate for any public office during office or working hours. Employees shall not use their office or position for the political enhancement or detriment of any individual or group.

An employee may not be a candidate for general election to hold the public office of Mayor or Councilmember in Layton City unless the employee takes a leave of absence according to these regulations or submits a resignation from City employment beginning the day after the primary election.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to interfere with the right of the employee to become a member of a political club or organization, to attend political meetings, to express an opinion on all political subjects and to enjoy freedom from interference in voting or to contribute freely to political causes.

Enacted, 7/22/1993
Amended, 4/13/2010, Previous Policy 3505