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Mizzou Arena to serve as polling place on Election Day

It will be one of the largest voting centers in the state, the university said
Feb 15, 2017; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of the court as the Missouri Tigers warm up before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. — It is usually the site of basketball games and other events, but in November Mizzou Arena will serve as a polling place. 

It will be one of the largest voting centers in the state, according to a press release from the university. On Election Day, the facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT on Nov. 3. 

"As part of the SEC Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice, which includes men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin and five student-athletes, Mizzou is helping launch and implement the league's new Voter Education Participation Program," the release said.  

Mizzou Athletics is helping student-athletes in the voter registration process and providing educational sessions and resources from community experts for student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Mizzou Athletics worked with Boone County to set up the arena as a polling location.

Social distancing and face coverings are required on the university's property and will be implemented at the arena on Election Day.

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