California allows people to vote during work on Election Day

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Californians are allowed to take up to two paid hours to vote during work, if they can not vote during non-work hours on Election Day.

It’s the law: Outlined in California Elections Code section 14000. Any employee taking advantage of the voting time must tell their employers two working days before November 3 if they will need to take time off to vote, according to the code.

Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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“Understand your rights as a voter and make the necessary arrangements with your employer,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “Every registered voter has a right to cast their ballot before the polls close on November 3.”

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Planning to vote early? Counties already have official ballot drop off locations where voters can return their ballots before Tuesday.

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