NRG Park confirms the arena has been chosen as the new headquarters for Harris County Clerk’s Office’s upcoming 2020 presidential election.
NRG Arena will serve as the early voting and Election Day location. Just last week the Toyota Center was chosen to be another polling station.
The Houston Texans are teaming up with NRG Park and the Harris County Clerk’s Office with the launch of their “We Are Texans, We Are Voters” initiative, which will encourage fans and the Houston community to take part in their civic duty and participate in the election process.
“Our constitutional right to vote provides all of us with a voice in our government and we encourage all Texans to be heard by participating in elections,” Texans president Jamey Rootes said in a statement. “We are proud to be working with Harris County to help make voting accessible to all in our region by opening NRG Arena as a polling location. This is one part of our multifaceted voting initiative that we know will make a positive impact within our community.”
- Early, in-person voting will be held Oct. 13-30 in Hall D at NRG Arena.
- Drive-thru early voting will be held Oct. 13-30 in NRG Park’s Blue Lot 16.
- Entry for all voting will be Gate 8 off of Kirby Drive.
- In-person Election Day voting will be held Nov. 3 at NRG Arena.
- Election Day drive-thru voting will be in NRG Park’s Blue Lot 16, though parking and entry gates are subject to change.
“We are proud to provide this facility for Harris County voters to participate in one of the most important rights and responsibilities that we as citizens have,” Executive Director of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation Ryan Walsh said in a statement. “We’re honored to do our part in giving our community every opportunity to vote during this unprecedented election year.”
NRG Park will adhere to all public health guidelines regarding social distancing and face coverings. NRG Park says they are pledged, “to maintain the highest standards of public safety and health for the community as proud participants of Houston Clean and ASM Global’s Venue Shield.”
Content provided by Mark Lane (Texans Wire)