SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon and the Minnesota Timberwolves announced a joint partnership aimed at educating Minnesotans about voting in the November 8 election, including a new 15-second TV public service announcement.
The PSA features Timberwolves star and NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns rallying Minnesotans to “Get in the game!” and “Vote on November 8th!” The spot, which is now airing on FOX Sports North, encourages Minnesotans to visit mnvotes.org to register to vote online and request an absentee ballot. Click here to watch the PSA.
“I’ve challenged the people of Minnesota to return our state back to number one in voter turnout and I’m thrilled the Timberwolves are joining the effort to encourage as many eligible Minnesotans as possible to vote this November,” said Secretary Simon.
“The Minnesota Timberwolves organization knows that your vote is your voice and we hope all Timberwolves fans will not only vote on November 8, but encourage their friends and family to do the same,” said Minnesota Timberwolves CEO Ethan Casson.
The 15-second PSA will air on FOX Sports North, which telecasts Timberwolves games, between now and October 18, the pre-registration deadline in Minnesota. A 5-second PSA that encourages Minnesotans to vote on November 8 will air between now and Election Day.
The partnership with the Timberwolves also includes in-stadium promotions of voting messages, including announcer reads and LED sign announcements.