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Paul McCartney brings his Out There tour to the United Center, July 9, 2014.

Chicagoans can cast their vote at United Center on Election Day

It's a Super Site, which means that any resident can show up to register and vote.

Zach Long
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Zach Long

If your voting plan involves casting a ballot on Election Day (November 3, in case you forgot), you've got a new polling place option. This morning, the Chicago Board of Elections announced that the United Center will be used as an Election Day Voting Super Site, allowing Chicagoans to vote in the same place that the Bulls take the court and the Blackhawks take the ice.

Typically, Chicago voters are restricted to voting at their assigned polling places on Election Day, but the United Center's Super Site status will allow it to welcome residents from throughout the city. If you're already registered to vote in Chicago, you'll be able to show up at the United Center and cast your ballot. And if you're not already registered or need to update your address, bring two forms of ID (at least one of which shows current address) to the United Center to register on-site before casting your ballot.

You'll see the same safety precautions at the United Center that are being implemented at other polling places throughout the city, including required use of face masks, 6 feet of distance between polling stations, plexiglass dividers and hand sanitizer. The major difference is that the United Center is a big place, allowing for more effective social distancing once you're inside.

The United Center Super Site will be open on November 3 ONLY (seriously, don't show up there to vote early) from 6am to 7pm. There will be free parking available in Lot K (enter via Adams St) and you'll be able to enter the United Center via the South Atrium Entrance.

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