PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Philadelphia’s Office of City Commissioners is “politely” declining to use two of the city’s sports teams stadiums as voting poll locations. Comcast Spectacor, owner and operator of the Wells Fargo Center and the Eagles Lincoln Financial Field, recently offered the city both locations to use as a place for general election activities.
CBS3 has learned the Office of City Commissioners has declined the offer. They say they have already identified more convenient locations for voters of those divisions around the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field.READ MORE: ABC Men Feeding Philadelphia Community Physically And Spiritually One Box At A Time
But, the office says it is great to know that those two locations are available if they are needed.READ MORE: Camden County Health Officials Enlisting Bilingual Volunteers To Help Dispel COVID Vaccine Fears In Latino Community
Meanwhile, Tuesday is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Volunteers are needed now more than ever before because of shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A poll worker recruitment drive is going on at the Octavius Catto Statue that is located outside of the south side of Philadelphia’s City Hall.MORE NEWS: 'Really Good Step In The Right Direction' For Philadelphia Restaurants As Some COVID Restrictions Relaxed
Organizers hope to attract more millennial volunteers to replace the 65 and older crowd that is more at risk of contracting the coronavirus.