The NBA Will Not Hold Games on Election Day This Season

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The NBA Will Not Hold Games on Election Day This Season

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With the NBA schedule release on the horizon, the league announced that there will be no games played on Election Day (Nov. 8).

According to the league’s press release, the decision stems from the NBA’s desire to promote “nonpartisan civic engagement” and “encourage fans to make a plan to vote during the midterm election.” As part of this initiative, the league also announced they will use the games played on Nov. 7 to share voting resources in each team’s respective community. Additionally, they will take that time to share what the NBA family has done to enhance civic engagement.

I have nothing but a big round of applause for Adam Silver. As one of the most socially aware leagues in American sports, this is another important example of the NBA using its massive platform to make a real-world impact. Not only will this make it easier for those who work in the league (in whatever capacity) to prioritize hitting the polls, but it should help remind so many fans how important that day can be.

You can learn a little bit more about the league’s initiative here:

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.