The New York Yankees announced Monday that they have partnered with the Board of Elections in the City of New York to host Bronx poll worker training on four consecutive days from Tuesday, October 20, through Friday, October 23, in the Great Hall at Yankee Stadium.
On a yearly basis, the Board of Elections in the City of New York must train nearly 10,000 poll workers in the Bronx to serve the needs of the Agency for both Early Voting and Election Day. Given the needs of the Agency to train workers while maintaining appropriate distancing, Yankee Stadium will open its doors to provide space for approximately 200 total poll workers over the four-day stretch.
“The Yankees are excited to extend their commitment to the local community around Yankee Stadium with this new partnership with the Board of Elections in the City of New York,” said Brian Smith, Yankees Senior Vice President of Corporate/Community Relations. “Opening our building for poll worker training will facilitate the ability of Bronx residents to participate in the upcoming election and increase their opportunity for civic engagement. Our organization is honored to be able to contribute to this process.”
“On behalf of the voters of the City of New York, we thank the Yankees organization for their commitment to the community and improving the voter experience,” said Michael J. Ryan, Executive Director, Board of Elections in the City of New York. “This partnership will allow for an additional 200 poll workers to have the opportunity to be trained and prepared for the upcoming Election.”