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Houston Rockets and Harris County Clerk Office Announce Toyota Center Will Serve as a Voting Center
Posted: August 27, 2020 -- 10:13 a.m. CT
The Houston Rockets and the Harris County Clerk office today announced that Toyota Center will serve as a Vote Center for the 2020 Presidential General Election. Toyota Center will be open to any registered voter in Harris County from October 13 to 30 and on Election Day, November 3. Hours of operation will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
"On behalf of the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center, we are honored to help serve our community by providing a safe and convenient location for Harris County voters for the upcoming Presidential election," said Doug Hall, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Toyota Center. "Voting is an extremely important right which many have fought hard for throughout the years; and, we want to thank the Harris County Clerk office for allowing the Rockets and Toyota Center to offer support."
"Our elections this November will be historic – not only because we are electing the President of the United States; but, also because we must meet the challenge as a community to ensure that every Harris County voter can cast their vote safely," said Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. "I'm thrilled that Toyota Center, home to our beloved Houston Rockets, will be a voting center during the Early Voting Period and on Election Day."
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"Harris County needs more voting centers than ever before in order to accommodate record voter turnout while following strict safety protocols to keep voters and election workers safe at the polls," Hollins continued. "We're grateful to the Rockets organization and to the Toyota Center team for stepping up to serve Harris County residents. Because of your help and that of other community partners across Harris County, no voter will have to choose between protecting their health and exercising their Constitutional right to vote this November."
In an effort to energize voting interest in the upcoming election, the Rockets have partnered with I am a voter., a nonpartisan movement which aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. More information on 'I am a voter' can be found on at iamavoter.com. Fans can text ROCKETS to 26797 to confirm their voter registration status.
The Rockets have partnered with Houston First to provide free parking at Toyota Center throughout the voting process. Toyota Center will follow all CDC and Public Health guidelines regarding social distancing. More details regarding parking and how to vote at the arena are available at ToyotaCenter.com.
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