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Here's What You Need To Know If You Want To Vote At Arrowhead Stadium on Election Day

The Kansas City Election Board plans to set up a polling location inside Arrowhead Stadium for the Nov. 3 general election.
Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3
The Kansas City Election Board plans to set up a polling location inside Arrowhead Stadium for the Nov. 3 general election.

Arrowhead Stadium will serve as a polling place on November 3 as the Chiefs' respond to their team's interest in helping voters stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arrowhead Stadium is usually packed with the loudest fans in the NFL, but on November 3 it will be filled with thousands of voters when it’s transformed into a polling location.

“One of the things that our players have been very passionate about for the past few months has been voter education,” said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. “We look forward to welcoming voters to Arrowhead Stadium to engage in this important civic duty.”

Here’s what you need to know if you want to cast your vote at Arrowhead.

Who can vote at Arrowhead?
Only registered voters who live in the Jackson County portion of Kansas City, Missouri, can cast their ballots at the stadium. No voters will be assigned to this location.

How long are the polls open?
Polls open at 6 a.m and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

What do I need to bring to vote?
Voters will need to bring an acceptable form of ID. This includes:

  • Missouri driver or non-driver license
  • U.S. passport
  • Voter ID card
  • U.S. military ID
  • A recent bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, government check, or any other government document with your name and address

What safety precautions will be in place?
Face coverings and social distancing will be required at all times at the stadium, including while in line.

Where do I park?
Voters are to park in Lot M between Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadium and use the Founder’s Plaza entrance. If you are unable to drive there, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is providing free bus rides to the stadium from its 12th and Charlotte stop throughout the day.

The Kansas City Election Board says it will consider using Arrowhead as a polling place in the future if it is successful on November 3.

Lucas Cuni-Mertz is a news intern at KCUR 89.3.
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