In partnership with the Kansas City Election Board, and with donations from the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes' 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Arrowhead Stadium will serve as a polling location for the 2020 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Due to the setup of the voting machines, only registered voters with addresses that are located in the parts of Kansas City, Missouri, that are within Jackson County are eligible to cast their ballots at Arrowhead Stadium. Voters with Kansas City addresses in other counties (such as Clay and Platte) are not eligible to vote at Arrowhead Stadium. Likewise, Jackson County residents whose registered address is outside of Kansas City, Missouri, are not eligible to vote at Arrowhead Stadium. Voters are encouraged to visit their city or county's election website to confirm their polling location.
Polls at Arrowhead Stadium will open at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m., with anyone waiting in line at 7 p.m. eligible to remain until they are able to cast their ballot. Voters who are planning to vote at Arrowhead Stadium should park in Lot M between Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums and will use the Founder's Plaza entrance to access the polling location on the CommunityAmerica Club Level inside the stadium.
Voters should bring an acceptable form of ID for voting in Missouri, which includes a Missouri driver or non-driver license, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID, voter ID card, a recent bank statement, utility bill, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing their name and address. More information on valid forms of identification is available at through the Missouri Secretary of State's website at www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Elections/ShowIt2Vote/AcceptableIDs.pdf.
"One of the things that our players have been very passionate about for the past few months has been voter education. We have focused our collective efforts on making sure our players, coaches, staff and Chiefs Kingdom are informed and engaged when it comes to their right to vote," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "One of the ideas that came out of our many discussions around voter education was to use Arrowhead as a polling location. This has been an incredible learning experience for our organization and we are excited to partner with the Kansas City Election Board and 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to turn Arrowhead Stadium into a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We look forward to welcoming voters to Arrowhead Stadium to engage in this important civic duty."
The club is committed to prioritizing the safety of its guests. As such, masks or other face coverings will be required at all times throughout the voting process, which includes while waiting in line. Additionally, social distancing protocols will be in place throughout the duration of the day, with signage and floor stickers helping create appropriate distance between guests. All Arrowhead Stadium COVID-19 guidelines are available for review at www.chiefs.com/stadium/covid/.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has developed a free bus plan that will enable voters without another mode of transportation the ability to access Arrowhead Stadium on election day. Express buses will be running from the KCATA stop at 12th and Charlotte throughout the day. All Kansas City, Missouri, voters who cast a ballot at Arrowhead Stadium will receive a Chiefs-branded "I Voted" sticker.
Everyone, no matter their ability to vote at Arrowhead Stadium, is encouraged to visit www.chiefs.com/vote to confirm their voter registration status and find additional information to vote with confidence. An FAQ page for voting at Arrowhead is available at www.chiefs.com/voteatarrowhead and information from the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners for voting in Kansas City, Missouri, is available at www.kceb.org. Additional election information is available on the Missouri Secretary of State's website at www.sos.mo.gov/elections.