We still don’t know when the Anaheim Ducks will play their next official NHL home game, but their home is still being put to use.
Voters in Orange County will be able to cast their ballots at the Honda Center from Oct. 30 through the Nov. 3 election day. With the pandemic still wreaking havoc around the country, voters will have the option to drop off their ballot with election officials, or vote in person, either inside the arena or inside their vehicle.
Orange County’s registrar of voters, Neal Kelley, said the coronavirus is forcing government officials to adjust their plans, and the Honda Center provides a perfect option for people to cast their vote while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
“We’re going to have a very large setup inside of the Honda Center,” Kelley said, “as well as drive-through lanes in the parking lot.”
The Honda Center joins Dodger Stadium and the STAPLES Center as Southern California sporting venues that will be used as polling stations during the election. Tim Ryan, chief executive of the Honda Center, is happy to provide the community with an alternative option.
“Together, Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks are committed to doing our part in assisting our community,” said Ryan. “We are thrilled that Honda Center will serve as a polling location, providing a unique voting experience.”
Kelley added that there are currently no plans to use the Anaheim Angels’ stadium as a polling venue, although that can potentially change in the weeks leading up to Election Day.