Live Nation is switching gears and working to have more than 100 venues across the country turned into polling sites for this November’s elections. These large venues could be ideal spots as their size and layout allow for required social distancing. Live Nation owns over 100 venues across the United States but they’ve all set empty due to COVID-19. This could be the perfect time to revisit your favorite venues, all while doing your part to vote!
“Core to what we do at Live Nation is helping amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting voting is another important way we want to continue making voices heard” – Michael Rapino (Live Nation CEO)
Safe Place Voting Areas
With November quickly approaching, Live Nation says they are committed to providing safe place voting areas for communities. Currently, four venues are confirmed in the initiative. These include the Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Emo’s in Austin, and the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta. It is expected that additional locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
A number of our venues across the country will open as polling locations in the upcoming election 🗳️ Make your voice heard. Make your voice count. Vote. Find out more at https://t.co/C56UC44MrJ. pic.twitter.com/Nwj6geBPBk— Live Nation (@LiveNation) September 16, 2020
This initiative is a great amount of work, especially with such a limited time frame. To assist in the process, Live Nation has partnered with a couple of organizations. Current partners include Civic Alliance, HeadCount, and More Than a Vote. In fact, More Than a Vote is led by basketball star LeBron James. The goal is to offer safe voting areas, regardless of one’s location. Fortunately, entertainment venues are often located in the heart of communities across the country..
Live Nation has also stated that employees will be offered paid time off to vote and work as poll workers as these locations. In the meantime, keep an eye out for additional confirmed voting locations in your area.