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California Polls 2012: Closing Time, Opening Time, Proposition Information, Where To Vote

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California, are you ready?

Below you can find key information about your state on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Closing time for California polls is 8 p.m. Pacific Time; opening time is 7 a.m. Pacific Time.

You'll be voting on a number of propositions. KCET has compiled a handy list of them, including cheat sheets so you can make an educated decision. Patch also has a useful guide on the ballot measures.

Not sure where to vote? The website of California's Secretary of State can help. Still have questions? Try visiting this California Online Voter Guide.

The winner of California collects 55 electoral votes in the presidential race, more than any other state. Barack Obama won California in 2008 with 60.9 percent of the vote.

Obama has a strong lead in the state going into Election Day, according to polls.

See our election map here.

Polls: Obama vs. Romney
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332 206
Obama leading
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Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
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Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
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