Levi’s Stadium to be used as US election voting center


The San Francisco 49ers will make Levi’s Stadium voting center to provide a Covid-safe environment for public voters for the November 3rd US election.

The 49ers have joined with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, More Than A Vote, and founding partner Levi’s to ensure Santa Clara County residents have a safe and easily accessible location to drop off their ballots, participate in early voting, or vote in-person on election day.

Through the support of each of the partners, Levi’s Stadium will fill a need for another in-person voting center where any resident of Santa Clara County can vote in-person or deposit their ballot. The SAP Tower atrium within Levi’s Stadium will be open for early voting beginning on October 31st (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and through Election Day on November 3rd (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.). Featuring free parking at the Great America parking lot adjacent to the stadium, Levi’s Stadium previously served as a voting center for the California primary in March. Levi’s Stadium will be one of 100 voting centers in Santa Clara County, along with 98 drop box locations.

“Our partnership with Levi’s Stadium and the 49ers is another touchdown for democracy this year,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “The addition of voting venues that allow for social distancing are critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to be inspired by sports venues opening their doors for new and safe voting options this year and hope it inspires other teams to follow suit as the clock runs down on the November General Election.”

“We are excited to partner with Levi’s Stadium and the 49ers on a Vote Center at their Santa Clara facility. The Levi’s Stadium Vote Center offers an airy indoor environment with plenty of space for social distancing,” said Shannon Bushey, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. “We will be following all recommended protocols to maintain distance, minimize contact and make voting as safe as possible for those who opt to cast a ballot in person.”

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