Nationals Park to be used as a voting center for D.C. residents

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While Nationals Park won't be welcoming fans to cheer on the 2019 World Series champions anytime soon, the stadium will be welcoming D.C. residents from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 to vote in the upcoming general election. 

The District's Board of Elections chair Michael Bennett made the ballpark available for in-person voting for the first time since opening up its gates for game action in 2008. The Washington Post's Michael Brice-Saddler was first with the news. 

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While Bennet has been vocal about mail-in voting being the safest option to vote in the June primary, providing as many options as possible for the presidential election has become a priority. In-person voting will take place in the stadium's concourse, according to the Board of Elections list of voting centers

Early voting is slated for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, while the general election on Nov. 3 will have Nats Park as one of over 70 polling centers open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.