Quick Fact: Elections & Employee Time to Vote

California Election Code sections 14000 and 14001 require that employees be given time off to vote if there is not sufficient time outside working hours. If so, they should be paid for the time, up to 2 hours.

And guess what? You have to put up a poster—surprise!—10 days before (That means tomorrow!) to let employees know this.

The polls are open from 7am - 8pm.

* But here's something that might be new: delays at the polls. There have been problems with these in the voting going on already in Florida and elsewhere. If that happens here, it is possible that employees will have to come and go more than once. Hopefully we'll avoid most of the major problems here in California.