By Law California Voters Can Take Time Off Work to Vote

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If you plan on voting in person on Election Day, you might be interested to know California law guarantees that you may take time off of work to go to your polling place. The law gives registered voters up to two hours to vote on Election Day without a loss of pay. Sam Mahood, press secretary with the California Secretary of State's office, says you just need to give your employer two days advance notice.

"Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.," said Mahood. "We're expecting high turnout and that could (mean) longer than normal wait times (to vote)."

Mahood advised that if you believe your voting rights are being denied, you should contact the Secretary of State's office immediately. You can start by clicking to

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