The U.S. National Basketball Association is getting out the vote. For the first time ever, the NBA is taking election day off.
November 7 (election day eve) will be what the NBA is calling a “civil engagement night.” All 30 teams will play/hype up the vote that day, which the NBA also hopes they will do in the weeks leading up to the big day.
“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.
Here’s a question why is the U.S. still doing elections on Tuesdays? Something to ponder as most of the world does them on weekends when people don’t have to take off work. The U.S. ranks dead last in voter turnout amongst the G7 nations, thanks mainly to weekday voting.