Raymond James Stadium will become an early voting site for November election

The announcement comes after downtown Tampa’s Amalie Arena announced earlier this month it would also be a location for early voting.

Raymond James Stadium will become an early voting site for November election
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The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections announced Tuesday afternoon that Raymond James Stadium will be a 2020 early voting site.

The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is now the 26th early voting location in the county, with those opting to vote in person able to do so from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. from Oct.19–Nov. 1.

"Increasing voter registration and participation is an essential part of our player-led social justice initiative and we look forward to playing a vital role in helping our community exercise its right to vote." said Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford in a press release.

The release also mentioned that in-person voting is expected to take longer than usual because of necessary health and safety precautions. These include limiting the number of people inside each location, setting up the parameters for social distancing, and continuously cleaning equipment and surfaces.

Voters who prefer to vote from home can visit  votehillsborough.org or call (813) 744-5900 to request a Vote By Mail ballot. The office will begin mailing ballots to requesters on September 24.

The announcement comes after downtown Tampa’s Amalie Arena announced earlier this month it would also be a location for early voting.

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