On Election Day

In the United States, every worker is permitted by law to take off up to four hours to vote. If you are voting on election day be sure to make arrangements and time for you to get to the voting precinct and vote.


Voting Tips


1. Vote early! The later you go – sometimes the longer the wait;

2. Be prepared to wait in line at least 2 hours;

3. If you are taking seniors or other who need assistance with voting – don’t forget to vote yourself first;

4. Take your time – it is a long ballot;

5. Please vote more than only the top of the ballot;

6. Remember Poll works are people too, and might not have all the answers;

7. Dress to vote not to campaign;

8. After you finish the voting process – do not linger, make space for those to come;

9. If you have if it, take your identification and proof of residence, you do not need an ID to vote in California, however it doesn’t hurt if you have one especially if you have recently re-registered;

10. Enjoy the day.

Some things to have with you while voting:

  • Your sample ballot
  • Any information that can help you vote, i.e. ballot guides
  • Any list of candidates you have that you want to vote for


Where to vote


Your polling place address is printed on the back of the sample ballot booklet you receive by mail from your county elections office. You can also contact your county elections office or call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).