#WVotes2020: Mystics team up with other Washington teams for voter registration event at DC ESA

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As of today, according to Elect Project, nearly 18 million votes have ALREADY been cast in this year’s election – and those numbers (already astronomical) cannot possibly be high enough.

The last day to register for the election in Washington, DC was October 13 and the District’s sports teams – including the 2019 WNBA champion Mystics were at the DC Entertainment and Sports Arena for a voter registration event.

Representatives, according to WTOP news radio in DC, from all three Monumental Sports teams (Mystics, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals) were on hand at the home of the Mystics for the proceedings. There were also representatives from the Washington Nationals and the Washington Football Team.

Early voting in D.C. lasts from October 27 through November 2nd.

The DC ESA recently was announced as a voting “supercenter” for Ward 8 after a Washington Post report revealed DC would open five such voter hubs across the District – but none, initially in Ward 8 which is in a poorer area of Washington, DC.

Elections officials initially told the Post that no suitable locations existed east of the Anacostia River and they attempted to make up for it by providing additional ballot dropboxes in Wards 7 and 8.

Events DC initially gave the thumbs down to the DC Elections Board after a request to make the ESA available. After public pressure – including from the Mystics’ Natasha Cloud – the ESA was made available for voting.

Barclays Center (New York Liberty), Staples Center (Los Angeles Sparks), Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indiana Fever), Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Phoenix Mercury) and Georgia International Convention Center/Gateway Center Arena (Atlanta Dream) are the other WNBA venues that have opened up as polling locations for the election.

The Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves also began a “Pack the Vote” initiative in lieu of Target Center being a polling location thanks to Minnesota state law.





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