Mackey Arena to become voting center


Purdue University and the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections have announced that Mackey Arena will serve as a vote center for the 2020 Election.

The facility will be open from 11 a.m., to 6 p.m. ET, on Oct. 14, for on-campus early voting and then again from 6 a.m., to 6 p.m., on Nov. 3, for day-of voting.

The vote center, which will consist of 10 voting stations on Oct. 14, and 15 on Nov. 3, will be open to Purdue faculty, staff, students and all visitors. By Indiana State Election Law, all vote centers must be open to the general public. The Mackey Arena location allows for a vote center without bringing visitors to the center of campus.

Voters will enter Mackey Arena from the east entrance on Northwestern avenue and be contained in the Mackey Arena concourse. The vote centers will provide an opportunity for students to exercise their right to vote safely and conveniently on campus to eliminate barriers to travel. Strict adherence to the “Protect Purdue” pledge will be mandated.

Monday, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Bobinski announced a moratorium of athletic activities on Nov. 3, in an effort to remove any barriers that may prevent Purdue student-athletes from making it to the polls and participating in this important part of our democratic process.

The deadline to register for in-person voting on Nov. 3, is Monday, Oct. 5.

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