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NFL facilities to be closed on November 3 to allow players and team personnel to vote

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Election Day is still not a nation-wide holiday in the United States, which means that executing one’s right to vote can be difficult. The NFL and NFLPA, however, will help out its players, coaches and other employees regardless if they are working for a club or the league as a whole: all facilities — be they owned by clubs, the league or the players union — will be closed on November 3 to give people a chance to vote.

The decision was announced in a joint press release on Wednesday:

All NFL, NFLPA and club facilities will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, to ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the right to vote and may safely support voting efforts in their communities. ​

The NFL and the NFLPA also announced that 90 percent of all active players are registered to vote after the election initiatives were introduced. Several clubs, who have not been named, are reporting 100 percent registration among their players. Furthermore, all 32 teams and players all over the league united to promote the NFL Votes initiative.

For more information about the voting process — including how you can participate — please click here. You can also find additional updates about the 2020 U.S. Election, over at our friends at Vox.