During these pandemic times, Orange County's voters are offered an intriguing option: cast your ballot without leaving your car.
The Honda Center in Anaheim will serve as the polling station for the presidential election. All Orange County residents are invited to vote or vote in person – either in the arena or in their vehicle.
"A polling station in your car," said Neal Kelley, Orange County Electoral Register.
The Honda Center is a one-stop voting venue from October 30th through November 3rd Election Day.
"We'll have a very large setup at the Honda Center," said Kelley, "and there will be lanes in the parking lot."
The Honda Center, with Dodger Stadium and Staples Center, is the third major sports venue in Southland to be announced as a polling station. In a statement, Kelley called the Honda Center "an identifiable location that can accommodate large numbers of voters while adhering to social distancing and health and safety protocols."
"Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks are working together to do our part to support our community," said Tim Ryan, executive director of the Honda Center, in a statement. "We are very pleased that the Honda Center will serve as a polling station and offer a unique voting experience."
Since the Ducks last played in March, the Honda Center has been a hangout for events like pop-up weddings and drive-thru food distributions.
Kelley said he hadn't spoken to the Angels about the possibility of setting up a polling station at Angel Stadium. The plan for the Honda Center has been in the works for some time, he said, and Angel Stadium is right across the 57 freeway.