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You might be able to vote at Busch Stadium!

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on and an impending national elections looming ever nearer, the question of how to hold an election safely has been a main focus. The largest factor in preventing the spread of the disease is physical distance. In a crowded polling room, though, that might be hard to secure. In a larger space the problem of crowding becomes easier to mitigate. What spaces are available for this though?

League-wide the NBA has volunteered their buildings to serve this purpose. It is perfect, really. The areas will not be in use then, they have a large capacity, and a central location — if there was a way to safely open up a the concession stands then we would really be cooking with fire. Waiting in line to vote while chomping down on a soft pretzel is my American dream. Following the NBA’s lead, the Cardinals have volunteered Busch Stadium to serve as a voting site, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

These are strange times we are living in, but it is kind of nice to see the ingenuity and care people are capable of displaying. Maybe, just maybe, you will get a chance to cast a vote in the same place your favorite team plays. It is kind of cool, right?

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