Staples Center joins list of SoCal arenas that will serve as voting centers for November election

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Staples Center is joining the list of large arenas throughout Southern California that will serve as voting centers for the upcoming election in November.

Instead of rooting for their favorite team, voters can cast their ballots at Staples Center starting Oct. 30 through Election Day on Nov. 3. The arena will also act as a vote-by-mail drop box location for those who prefer to drop their completed ballots at an official box provided by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

"It's the right decision at this critical time for our Country that once again we provide a safe and convenient location for our fans to come together, this time to exercise their right to vote," said Lee Zeidman, president of Staples Center.

The National Basketball Association has said that it plans to turn other arenas across the country into voting centers.

Dodger Stadium and The Forum in Inglewood will also be available for voters who want to cast their ballots in person or simply drop off their mail-in ballot.

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The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Friday that The Forum, which was purchased earlier this year by Clippers owner Steve Balmer, will serve as an in-person voting center.

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