Toyota Center will be used as a voting location for the upcoming presidential election, the Houston Rockets and Harris County Clerk Office announced Thursday.
Any registered voter in Harris County will be able to vote at the arena for early voting Oct. 13-30 and on election day Nov. 3. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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“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,” Toyota Center general manager Doug Hall said in a press release. “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.”
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.
“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,” Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins said in the release. “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.”
The Rockets also have partnered with I am a voter., a non-partisan movement aimed to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. Readers can test ROCKETS to 26797 to confirm their voter registration status.