NFL To Close Team Facilities And Offices On Election Day So Every Employee Can Vote

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The NFL and NFL Players Association took a major step forward to ensure all players and team employees have the opportunity to vote on Election Day.

The NFL and NFLPA announced on Thursday that all team facilities and league offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, “to ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote.”

Here’s the full statement:

NBA owners recently agreed to use all of their team facilities as safe voting sites for the election, which apparently is something players were extremely passionate about.