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NBA won’t hold games on Election Day in effort to encourage fans to vote

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The NBA announced Monday that there shall be no games played on Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8 – as a approach to encourage fans, players and staff to go to the polls and vote.

As a part of what the league is looking a “civic engagement night,” all 30 teams will as a substitute play the night before the election.

“The scheduling decision got here out of the NBA family’s give attention to promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and inspiring fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections,” a tweet posted by the NBA Communications team said.

The NBA today announced that no games shall be played on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

The scheduling decision got here out of the NBA family’s give attention to promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and inspiring fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections. https://t.co/nFiEHlws0Q

— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 16, 2022

435 House seats shall be up for grabs this November, in addition to greater than 30 Senate seats and gubernatorial races. Throughout the weeks leading as much as Nov. 8, the league is encouraging teams to share election information, like registration deadlines, with their fan bases.

In 2020, the NBA and the player’s union reached a deal to convert league-controlled arenas into polling stations, and likewise created a social justice coalition. NBA superstar LeBron James and the Los Angeles Dodgers also teamed as much as convert Dodger Stadium right into a polling site for the presidential election. The Dodgers were the primary Major League Baseball team to make their stadium available for voting.

In keeping with Zippia.com, an internet career-based resource, the NBA had 1,173 employees as of July.    

The complete 2022-2023 NBA schedule shall be released at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

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