Chiefs president Mark Donovan on Tuesday told reporters that the idea of voting at Arrowhead came up in a meeting, “and that launched the whole campaign to try to make it a reality.”
“I thought Arrowhead was the perfect place for it, and the Chiefs were all on board with it.”
Donovan said that they had several meetings that made the idea look good on paper, but the election board came back saying there were too many hurdles. One of them was the funds to purchase new voting machines.
The six-figure cost is split to make it happen
They ended up splitting the significant cost to make it happen.
“A six-figure investment by us that not only will legitimately impact the community today but will impact this community for years and years to come — hopefully 10 years to come — where these machines will continue to be used,” Donovan continued.
He said he thinks voting at Arrowhead may become a regular thing in the future.
“We’ll work with the election board on exactly how we can expand and what makes the most sense in terms of how many elections. We actually were having that conversation earlier today in between voting activities. And like I said, if you actually come here and see what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, there’s a lot of interest in utilizing this a lot more,” he said.
CNN’s Jill Martin contributed to this report.