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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of the Carolina Panthers game versus the Houston Texans at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

There aren’t many sport events or concerts happening in Charlotte these days. However, some of the city’s stadiums could be seeing a lot of foot traffic for a different reason in the fall.

Spectrum Center hasn’t held a public event since the NBA stopped the regular season on March 11th due to the pandemic, but the arena has been approved to serve as a polling site for early voting this year. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports that the same is true of Bojangles’ Coliseum and Bank of America Stadium. It remains to be seen if the Carolina Panthers will even allow fans to attend games during the upcoming season.

In all, 33 sites were approved to host early voting by the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections this week. Details for the poll sites are still being worked out, but it’s understandable why stadiums would be chosen. Larger spaces can accommodate the appropriate social-distancing measures needed at this time.

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