NBA won't play games on 2022 Election Day, encouraging fans to vote in midterms

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In an effort to encourage fans to vote during the midterm elections, the NBA will not have games on Nov. 8.

The league's schedule for the 2022-23 season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections.

Teams are being encouraged to share election information with their fan bases.

“The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family’s focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections,” the league said Tuesday.

In 2020, the league and players were active in voter turnout efforts and the social justice movement surrounding the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. This day without games will present players and team staff the opportunity to amplify the need for civic engagement.

All 435 U.S. House seats will be up for grabs on Nov. 8, along with more than 30 U.S. Senate seats and state gubernatorial races.

The NBA’s full schedule for the season will be released Wednesday.

Contributing: Associated Press

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