California Elections Code section 14000 mandates that if employees do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, then they may take up to 2 hours of paid time off to vote in-person. An employee may choose to take more than two hours off, if his or her employer allows it, but only 2 hours will be paid.
California polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on election day. However, be sure to check with your local polling place for their hours of operation, as some locations may have extended hours. Continue reading