RideKC and Mahomes foundation to transport voters to polls

Do you have a plan to vote in the Nov. 3 election?

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation will be covering the cost to shuttle voters to Arrowhead Stadium, a voting location on Election Day.

Partnering with the Kansas City Election Board, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will provide a free shuttle service on RideKC busses from the East Village Transit Center at 12th and Charlotte in downtown Kansas City.

The shuttle will run approximately every 30 minutes between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

The stadium will only be available for registered Kansas City, Mo., voters who live in Jackson County. Voters with Kansas City addresses in other counties, such as Clay and Platte, are not eligible to vote at Arrowhead Stadium. Likewise, Jackson County residents whose registered address is outside of Kansas City, Missouri, are not eligible to vote at Arrowhead Stadium.

“One of the things that our players have been very passionate about for the past few months has been voter education. We have focused our collective efforts on making sure our players, coaches, staff and Chiefs Kingdom are informed and engaged when it comes to their right to vote,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “One of the ideas that came out of our many discussions around voter education was to use Arrowhead as a polling location. This has been an incredible learning experience for our organization and we are excited to partner with the Kansas City Election Board and 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to turn Arrowhead Stadium into a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We look forward to welcoming voters to Arrowhead Stadium to engage in this important civic duty.”

RideKC also serves dozens of Election Day polling sites and advance polling locations in Kansas City, Johnson County and Wyandotte County with regular transit service. Transit fares have been suspended due to COVID-19, although RideKC traditionally offers free rides on Election Day.

For voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot in advance of Election Day, find links to your local election board here: ridekc.org/blog/election-day

Hours and dates may vary by polling place, but can be found at kceb.org. Advance voting locations are listed below if they are served by RideKC transit. Additional in-person voting options may be available. 

Kansas City Election Board (Jackson County only):

  • Union Station, Innovation Room, 30 W Pershing Rd.: Take Streetcar, 23, 27, 47, 51, 535, 570.
  • Gregory Hills Church of God, 7020 James A. Reed Rd.: Take 28, 29, 399.
  • United Believers Community Church, 5600 E 112th Ter.: Take 99.
  • The Whole Person, 3710 Main St.: Take Main MAX, 35, 39. 
  • Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Parkway: Take 18, 21, 47.

In addition to making a plan to vote, RideKC encourages registered voters to plan their trip to their polling place with Transit, RideKC’s official app. Kansas City, Mo. voters within Jackson County can check their registration status and find their polling place at kceb.org.

In addition, RideKC Bike is offering two free rides to help people vote. Use code BIKETHEVOTE20 on the RideKC Bike app Nov. 3. For complete route and schedule details going to the polls and advance voting sites, go to ridekc.org.

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