Once again Fulton County voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballot in world-class sports venues for the January 5 Runoff Election. For the first time, voters will have an opportunity to vote at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in addition to State Farm Arena where more than 40,000 Fulton County voters have already cast their ballots this year.
With the NFL season already underway and the NBA season set begin in December, a unique partnership between the two venues allows them to jointly host early voting at State Farm Arena from December 14 – 19, then at Mercedes Benz Stadium from December 22 to 30. The transition between the two facilities will take place on December 21. No voting will take place on December 24 and 25.
Both venues offer the capacity to accommodate social distancing, allowing voters to safely vote in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting operations will be staffed by both organizations working with Fulton County Registration & Elections.
“This partnership is a testament to the commitment of the leadership of our professional sports teams in Fulton County,” said Chairman Robb Pitts.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Fulton County and begin this new one with AMBSE as we continue to fulfill our mission to be a community asset by ensuring that all Fulton County residents can safely exercise their right to vote in a safe, efficient manner,” said Mr. Tony Ressler, Principal Owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
“We are proud of the experience that we’ve been able to offer Fulton County voters in these important elections,” said Steve Koonin, CEO, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena. “Voting is an important civic duty and as a business that represents this city, it has been a pleasure to give back in such an incredibly meaningful way.”
More details about voting logistics will be provided in coming weeks.