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  ( Division 14 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. Privileges of Voters [14000 - 14003]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )


(a) If a voter does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, the voter may, without loss of pay, take off enough working time that, when added to the voting time available outside of working hours, will enable the voter to vote.

(b) No more than two hours of the time taken off for voting shall be without loss of pay. The time off for voting shall be only at the beginning or end of the regular working shift, whichever allows the most free time for voting and the least time off from the regular working shift, unless otherwise mutually agreed.

(c) If the employee on the third working day prior to the day of election, knows or has reason to believe that time off will be necessary to be able to vote on election day, the employee shall give the employer at least two working days’ notice that time off for voting is desired, in accordance with this section.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)


Not less than 10 days before every statewide election, every employer shall keep posted conspicuously at the place of work, if practicable, or elsewhere where it can be seen as employees come or go to their place of work, a notice setting forth the provisions of Section 14000.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)


Sections 14000 and 14001 shall apply to all public agencies and the employees thereof, as well as to employers and employees in private industry.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)


Except in time of war or public danger, no voter is obliged to perform militia duty on any election day.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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