Sports venues come into play on Election Day

Several professional sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, made their facilities available for voters to cast their ballots at an alternative site this year. Advocates the partnership can continue during future elections.

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November 4, 2020 - 8:10 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson cast her vote at the Detroit Pistons’ training facility. About 12 hours later, she saw metal boxes on wheels with ballots inside roll into Ford Field for double checking.

“I’m grateful for our sports partners in Detroit,” Benson said Tuesday night at the home of the Lions. “They really led the way for sports teams across the country to play a critical role in providing the resources we needed to run the election successfully this year.

“It is something that I hope will continue in the years ahead and really underscores the work that went into today, which was truly a team effort.”

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