State Farm Arena will become Georgia’s largest voting precinct

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It has been announced that the Atlanta Hawks will be partnering with Fulton County to create Georgia’s largest-ever voting precinct at State Farm Arena, starting with early voting on July 20 for the Georgia General Primary Runoff Election on August 11.

Two weeks prior, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce spoke at the March on Georgia’ Rally in Downtown Atlanta about making State Farm Arena a polling place to enable citizens of Fulton and Dekalb county to exercise their rights to vote.

In a statement on Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena Principal Owner Tony Ressler said, “When our ownership group purchased the Hawks & State Farm Arena five years ago, we were clear that we felt it was our responsibility to make sure the organization was an important civic asset to the city of Atlanta. Utilizing State Farm Arena and our incredible staff to make the arena an accessible and vital polling site in an important election year is a fulfillment on that promise.”