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LIVE NATION OPENS VENUES FOR VOTING

Live Nation will use its concert venues as polling places, incentivize employees to serve as poll workers and partner with organizations on voter access and educational efforts.

Live Nation is working with local officials to examine the feasibility of using more than 100 Live Nation venues as polling places. The Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Emo’s in Austin and the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta are confirmed to serve as polling sites, and The Fillmore in Philadelphia  is in the final stages of the vetting process. 

To support these efforts, the company is partnering with More Than A Vote, a coalition of black athletes and artists dedicated to protecting voting rights, and Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of businesses working together to build a future where everyone can vote, volunteer, and take action to shape our country.

Live Nation will provide any active employee with a full day of paid time off to serve at the polls. The company is partnering with Power the Polls to track employee participation and meet the needs for poll workers in communities across the nation. As it usually does, Live Nation will provide up to one half-day of paid time off to all employees on Election Day.

"Core to what we do at Live Nation is helping amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting voting is another important way we want to continue making voices heard," said Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino.

Leading up to Election Day, Live Nation has also partnered with HeadCount, a non-partisan organization to use the power of music and amplify artist voices to inspire fans to register to vote and promote participation in democracy. Citizens can visit headcount.org to check their voter registration status and learn how to exercise their right to vote.

Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt said, "Live Nation is going above and beyond by recognizing that elections are about more than just polling places. They’re about our communities."

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