Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk to Serve as Official Polling Location

Universal Studios Theme Park is closed as the coronavirus continues -March 14, 2020- Getty-H 2020
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The park's shopping and dining district has been open for months, allowed under the current county case tier system.

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk will serve as an official polling location for the 2020 election, the theme park announced Monday.

Although most of the destination is currently closed (and has been since mid-March) due to the pandemic, the CityWalk shopping and dining district has been open for months, allowed under the current county case tier system.

The location will serve as a polling location starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking will free, according to Universal Studios. Voting at CityWalk is only available for Los Angeles County registered voters. The voting center will follow state and county public health and safety guidelines. Ballots can also be dropped off on or before Election Day.

The news comes as Southern California's major theme parks are lobbying to reopen. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a team to Universal Studios and Disneyland last week to see firsthand the health and safety measures put in place. He also sent a team to Florida to visit the parks' counterparts, which have been open since the summer.

It appears Newsom's previous "no hurry" stance is beginning to soften after he was heavily criticized as being "unreasonable" in not allowing a path for the theme parks to reopen in the near future.