OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics and Alameda County have 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 Arena 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 mail-in ballot.
“The Oakland Athletics are committed to doing our part to create a more equitable democracy,” said Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval. “We are extremely proud to partner with the State of California, Alameda County, and the 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,” said Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor and Vice Chair of the Coliseum Authority. “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."
Chair of the Coliseum Authority and Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid added: “This is great news for Oakland and Alameda County. We need to ensure that everybody has the ability to vote with no barriers.”
Other elected Coliseum Authority Commissioners include Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor.
Alameda County residents can register to vote and receive more information for Election Day by visiting acvote.org or registertovote.ca.gov. Individuals as young as 16 years old can also serve as election workers. Those interested in volunteering can apply at acvote.org/community/become-a-poll-worker and learn more by calling (510) 272-6971.
The Coliseum Arena Accessible Voting Location will follow all CDC and public health guidelines regarding social distancing and masks.
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. Earlier this month, 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.
For more information, to register to vote, and to take action, visit athletics.com/vote.