With the presidential election just around the corner, registered voters in Los Angeles County ought to know where voting centers are located. Well, as of Thursday, there’s a poll site that hardly needs any direction.
News at ESPN: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Dodgers have teamed up to turn Dodger Stadium into a polling place for the November general election.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 13, 2020
More Than A Vote, the anti-voter suppression group created by Lakers star Lebron James, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Dodgers to make Dodger Stadium an official poll site. From October 30th to Election Day on November 3rd, registered voters in Los Angeles County will be able to park for free and vote in the home of the Dodgers. Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten commented on the pride he shares in partnering with County to benefit the community at large.
“Voting is all of our civic duty, and we’re excited to work with More Than a Vote to do anything we can to help get out the vote by making this process as easy, accessible and safe for all Angelenos.”
– Stan Kasten
During these uncertain times, Dodger Stadium has proven it is more than just a baseball cathedral. Since April, the stadium has been the largest COVID-19 Testing site to residents of Los Angeles County. With their experience handling Central for Disease Control guidelines, the Dodger Stadium staff will be hard work to ensure the poll procedures are compliant and safe.
James expressed his joy with the initiative and teamwork between More Than a Vote and the Dodgers. He explained that using the platform given to professional athletes to support the voices and civic duties of a suppressed community is exactly why More Than A Vote was created. David Price seems to be an agreement. Though he opted out of the 2020 season, the Dodgers starter joined the More Than A Vote group to help with James’ effort.
Polling at Dodger Stadium opens on October 30.