The Right to Vote
As a Californian, you have the right to up to two hours of paid time off to vote on Election Day. Here in faux-libertarian Orange County, your boss may squeal about Big Government interfering with his right to keep you from the polls “for the sake of the business”. Your right to register your opinion on candidates and issues trumps that, however. All of us who are citizens have the right to participate in the electoral process.
Employees who do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote may take as much time as they need to vote.
Employees must apply for leave at least two days before Election Day.
Employers may specify the time during the day that leave can be taken.
Employers are required to post a notice advising employees of their Election Day leave rights at least 10 days before Election Day.
Employees are entitled to up to two hours of paid leave.
See also the California Elections Code.
Also note that the deadline for voter registration is
Thursday Monday, October 18 2004. Get those forms in!