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November 8, 2016


Jesse Melgar or Sam Mahood

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Election Day is Here—Polls Now Open


SACRAMENTO – Today Californians will head to the polls to cast their votes for U.S. President, U.S. Senator, and 17 statewide propositions. Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. 

“Election Day is finally here,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “With a record 19.4 million California citizens registered to vote, it should be a great day for democracy. The Secretary of State’s office provides many resources for voters before they head to the polls on Election Day.”

“Californians can look-up their polling place online at: California voters have a right to cast a ballot, as long as they are in line at the polls by 8:00pm. Voters who still have their vote-by-mail ballot can drop it off at any polling location in the county in which they are registered,” Padilla said. 

“Californians who need to do last minute homework on the 17 statewide propositions should check out the Quick Guide to Props at: The statewide Voter Information Guide is also available online in 10 languages at:” 

“The California Voter Bill of Rights is printed in the Voter Information Guide, which was sent to every voting household in the state, and will also be posted in every polling place on Election Day. The Voter Bill of Rights is available online in ten languages:” 

“The Secretary of State’s office also released a video outlining the California Bill of Rights. You can watch it in English: or Spanish:,” Padilla added. 

“The Secretary of State's office also operates a toll free voter hotline. Voters can call to ask election-related questions, to file complaints, or to confidentially report potential election fraud or voter intimidation,” Padilla said. 

Voter Hotline: (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – English and (800) 232-VOTA (8682) – Spanish 



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