Newark’s Prudential Center to serve as super polling site on Election Day
While New Jersey’s election is being conducted mostly by mail, there will be some polling locations open on Election Day. Among them is the Prudential Center in Newark, which will be open as a super polling site.
The last time there was a crowd at the Prudential Center was eight months ago when the New Jersey Devils lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Prudential Center is not expected to be very crowded on Election Day, but officials say that they are prepared to socially distance any crowds that may show up.
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The New Jersey Devils have partnered with the city of Newark and the Essex County Board of Elections to set up the site. Certain districts in Newark will be able to vote at the location. About 12 tables have been set up for people to cast a provisional ballot or drop off their mail-in ballots.
“We just think we are an important part of this community. This building is here to serve and we can’t think of a better way to serve than [on Election Day] when people of Newark are coming to Prudential Center to vote,” says executive vice president and general manger Donna Daniels.
She says that the polling site is an important initiative for the company, which is owned by the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way is expected to be at the Prudential Center on Tuesday to see how the site is running.