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Mackey Arena joins list of sports venues to be voting centers

Several sports venues in Indiana will be transformed into voting centers on Election Day. Last month, Marion County announced people will be able to vote inside Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse.


Now, if you live in Tippecanoe County, you'll be able to cast your ballot inside Purdue University's Mackey Arena.


Purdue and the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections announced Tuesday that the basketball arena will be open for early voting on October 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility will then, again, be open on November 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Mackey Arena will be open for all voters, not just Purdue students and staff. Athletic Director Mike Bobinski says all student-athletes will have November 3 off, so they can go vote.