NEW ORLEANS - Tomorrow, Councilmember Helena Moreno will introduce a resolution petitioning the Secretary of State and other officials to support the Smoothie King Center or Superdome as a voting and/or early voting location for the November 3rd election.
"The right to vote is sacred, and we must do all we can to ensure everyone can safely and easily vote this November," said Councilmember Moreno. "Opening large spaces like the arena for voting helps preserve social distancing and other public health measures. That grows confidence in the process and helps put voter concerns at ease. It's the right thing to do and can help demonstrate our commitment to prioritizing the preservation of voting rights."
Moreno has been leading a conversation with a group of stakeholders, including the New Orleans chief election official, the Orleans Registrar of Voters, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women, and many others, to make progress on this initiative.
Resolution R-20-283 will be considered around 11 AM during tomorrow's regular Council meeting. The meeting may be streamed live on YouTube here and public comment can be made in advance here.
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