The 2020 General Election is right around the corner and the Golden State Warriors are continuing their ongoing commitment to civic engagement by opening an official ballot drop-off location in Thrive City, located outside of Chase Bank at the intersection of Third Street and Warriors Way. The Warriors have activated Thrive City as a location to help expand the opportunity for all San Francisco County residents to vote. Join our players, coaches and the entire Warriors organization by exercising your right to vote, volunteer and cultivate positive change.
All voters arriving at Thrive City are required to wear masks. The Warriors will be enforcing six feet of physical separation between all voters and workers while on site.
Thrive City Ballot Drop Off Hours:
• Saturday, October 31: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, November 1: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Monday, November 2: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day): 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All ballots are safe. Here’s why:
• The Warriors are working closely with San Francisco County Department of Elections to ensure we provide a safe, accessible and reliable voting center. • The Elections Offices have established relationships with federal agencies focused on enhancing election security, and there are systems in place to assess for possible threats and intrusions.
• At drop-off stations, voted ballots will be deposited by voters into sealed ballot boxes monitored by Department personnel.
• All personnel assigned to work at drop-off stations are thoroughly trained on how to secure vital election materials and document accurate chains of custody for ballots.
• All voting equipment used to tabulate ballots is tested before, during, and after each election to ensure that the equipment properly records and accurately tabulates all votes.
• Paper ballots used by voters provide a hard copy paper trail for all votes cast in the election. The City’s voting system creates images of every ballot which include an explanation of how the system counted each vote on every ballot.
Q: If I live on the Peninsula but will be in the city, can I drop off my ballot there?
A: The Thrive City ballot drop-off location only serves voters registered in San Francisco County.
Q: How will I know that my ballot was counted?
A: You can check the status of your ballot through the secretary of state’s office, or you can track your ballot through the SF elections voter portal at sfelections.org.
Q: Can I vote at Thrive City?
A: Thrive City will only serve as a ballot drop-off location. You can vote in-person at the other Warriors voting locations: the team’s Oakland Facility (1011 Broadway) or Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz (140 Front St.). You can only vote at a location if you live in the county of that particular voting station.
Q: Can my dog come to the drop off since it’s outside?
A: Dogs can accompany you to drop off your ballot as long as they are on a leash.
Q: What happens if I don’t have a car.
A: That’s no problem, you can walk up to the ballot drop off in Thrive City.
Did You Know?
Other Voting Locations
The Warriors have also activated the team’s Oakland Facility and Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz for the 2020 Election as both a voting site and ballot drop off location. Leading up to the Election, the Oakland Facility also served as a poll worker training site. Learn more here.
• The Warriors partnered with the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, and non-profits I Am A Voter and the Good Trouble Campaign, to launch Voters Win.
• Voters Win is a competition designed to promote participation in and education leading up to the November 2020 Election. Simply put, it’s a head-to-head face-off between the three teams to see who can get the most fans to pledge to vote.
• The team collects the most pledges from fans receives the John Lewis Good Trouble Trophy, designed in partnership with the late Congressman’s foundation in honor of his lifetime of work toward justice and equality in the United States.
Warriors Observing November 3 as “Day On”
• Ahead of the 2020 General Election, the Warriors announced that the organization will observe Election Day as a “Day On,” encouraging front office staff to participation in civic engagement activities including voting, working at the polls, staffing voter assistance hotlines and partaking in other volunteer opportunities.
• In advance of Election Day, the franchise participated in phone banks to remind citizens to vote and provided team members with poll worker training opportunities and voter registration information.