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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena to Serve as Accessible Voting Location for 2020 General Election

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Alameda County voters can cast their ballot or drop off a completed ballot from Oct. 31-Nov. 3

The Oakland Athletics and Alameda County announced that the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena will serve as an Accessible Voting Location (AVL) in the 2020 General Election.

Alameda County voters can cast their ballot at the Coliseum site beginning Saturday, Oct. 31 through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov, 3. In addition to in-person voting in the Oakland Arena, the Coliseum site will offer Will Call voting, curbside voting, and drive-thru drop stops for those who prefer to drop off their completed, signed and sealed mail-in ballot.

Voting will be safe and convenient. The Coliseum AVL will follow all CDC and public health guidelines regarding social distancing and masks. The AVL will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, through Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, the Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“The Oakland Athletics are committed to doing our part to create a more equitable democracy,” says Oakland A’s Pres. Dave Kaval. “We are extremely proud to partner with Alameda County and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority (JPA) to provide a safe and easily accessible location for people to vote.”

“The A’s have stepped up in a big way – and hit another home run for Oakland and Alameda County. Partnering with the County to utilize the Coliseum as a voting hub is another example of our continuing collaboration, and reflects the A’s commitment to our community,” said Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor and Vice-Chair of the Coliseum Authority.

“These unprecedented times have opened the door to new partnerships and creative strategies to enable safe, secure and convenient ways for Alameda County residents to cast their ballots. We are grateful to the Oakland A’s and know that, working together, we are providing our community with a great service,” says Scott Haggerty, Alameda County supervisor and Coliseum Authority commissioner.

Alameda County residents can register to vote and receive more information for Election Day by visiting acvote.org or registertovote.ca.gov.

The A’s will observe Election Day by encouraging front office participation in civic engagement activities, including voting, working at the polls, and other volunteer activities. Last week, the Club announced their participation in “Rally the Vote,” a nonpartisan coalition with When We All Vote, RISE, and professional sports franchises across the country committed to encouraging fans to register to vote and participate in elections.

 

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