KING COUNTY, Wash. — As a record number of people head to the polls, elections organizers hope to draw people to CenturyLink Field to help spike voter excitement even more.
In the final stretch of Campaign 2020, it’s taken some major “teamwork” to get people to the polls.
“Obviously, with the higher profile election this year, it was just fitting that we did more,” said David Young, Seattle Seahawks.
This the first major election where the Seahawks have opened their home to voters.
Team officials hope the overall atmosphere of CenturyLink will entice sports fans to vote.
“We were contemplating the fact that we’re just two years away from 20 years here at CenturyLink and realized CenturyLink was old enough to vote,” Young joked.
The fact that Century Link is so big is also a plus.
In an age of social distancing, King County leaders say CenturyLink is the perfect spot for voting safely during the pandemic.
“Vote!” implored King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Vote by the deadline on Tuesday.”
It’s a one-stop shop too.
That’s because people can come to Century Link not just to vote, but also to register to vote.
“One of the most important things we could do is to support voter registration and support encouragement for our fans for those in this region to vote,” Young told KIRO 7.
CenturyLink’s transformation comes as a record number of people head to the polls.
As of October 30, more than three million people in Washington have voted, with nearly a third of those votes coming from King County.
“To those 1,000,000 plus voters, I wish I could give you all one of these ‘I voted’ stickers, but I do want to give you my heartfelt thanks,” Constantine said.
A “thanks” that the Seahawks hope will inspire more people to head to the voting booth.
King County Elections Voting Center at CenturyLink Field Event Center:
- 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
- Drive-up entrance at 2100 S Royal Brougham Way
- Walk-in entrance on the corner of Occidental Ave S and S Royal Brougham Way
- Monday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
- Election Day, November 3, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
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