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Xfinity Center Selected as Polling Location for 2020 Presidential Election

Home to Nationally Renowned Teams to Serve Role in Democratic Process, Evans Says

By Maryland Today Staff

Aerial view of Xfinity Center

Photo by Greg Fiume

The Xfinity Center, home to a variety of Maryland sports teams, will serve as a polling location for the 2020 presidential general election, the University of Maryland announced today.

The Xfinity Center has been selected as a polling center for the 2020 presidential general election, the University of Maryland announced today.

It will be one of 11 advanced polling sites in Prince George’s County, open for voting from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 26-Nov. 2. It will also be a voting site on Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m-8 p.m.

“This may be the most significant competition ever to play out in our arena,” said university President Darryll J. Pines. “Making it more convenient for voters and increasing turnout contributes to the cornerstone of our democracy. I’m extremely proud that our student-athletes took the lead in making this happen.”

The Xfinity Center is currently home to UMD’s nationally renowned men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to its gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball programs. It also serves as the hub for the athletic department’s academic center and administrative offices.

“We are honored to open the doors of Xfinity Center to the general public as an advanced polling location for the upcoming presidential election,” said Director of Athletics Damon Evans. “This was one of the primary goals of our VoTerp Initiative, and I am extremely proud of the committee members who brought this idea to life. Voting is fundamental to our human rights as American citizens, and Maryland Athletics is humbled to play a role in the process.”

For further information on advanced polling locations in the state of Maryland, visit the Board of Elections registration and polling place look-up page.

This story has been corrected to include the university's status as a polling site on Election Day. 

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