Roll to the Polls Kicks Off at the Trop
Tropicana Field is the host location for St. Petersburg’s only drive-through drop off voting location.
ST. PETERSBURG -Tropicana Field will be the staging site for today’s (Oct. 24) Roll to the Polls event during which bicyclist, motorcyclist, skaters, those on golf carts, cars, and trucks will gather before dropping off mail ballots.
Today’s Roll to the Polls is part of an effort to ensure that St. Petersburg has the largest voter turnout in the city’s history. The Voting Is Our Voice effort is a partnership among the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Women Talk Black, the Tampa Bay Rays and more than 60 other community organizations.
Since the primary election, Voting is Our Voice has worked tirelessly to lessen concerns regarding safe options for residents to cast their ballots during the pandemic. As part of that, Tropicana Field has been designated as the host location for St. Petersburg’s only drive through drop off voting location. Now through Nov. 1, members of the community can drive through the parking lot of Tropicana Field and deposit their ballot. A designated member of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office will manage the daily operation of the site.
Also today (Oct. 24) staging for the first of two Roll to the Polls event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Lot 4 of Tropicana Field. Bicyclists, motorcyclists, skaters, those on golf carts, cars, and trucks will Roll to the Polls. All are welcome to take part.
The second Roll to the Polls event will be Oct. 31. In a nod to the Halloween holiday, vehicles will be creatively decorated as a part of the demonstration of democracy. Masks, T-shirts, water bottles and other novelty items will be available for the first 1,000 participants.
Confirmed Speakers: St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, State Sen. Darryl Rouson, State Rep. Jennifer Webb, Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, Pinellas School Board Member Rene Flowers, and Pastor Andy Oliver, Allendale United Methodist Church.
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