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NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 – WNBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon will tip off for fans today at 2 p.m. ET. Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 will be played on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
For the first time ever, fans will be joined by WNBA players and media in selecting the starters for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017. Fan voting, an all-digital program, will conclude on Thursday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET.
WNBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through WNBA.com (desktop or mobile) or the WNBA App (available on Android and iOS). Fans may also vote for up to 10 players per day on Twitter and Facebook. All current WNBA players on team rosters are eligible to receive votes.
How to vote:
- WNBA.com player index page at WNBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours) on WNBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can choose from all active WNBA players when selecting a minimum of (1) player or up to (10) players per ballot.
- WNBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours). Fans can choose from all active WNBA players when selecting a minimum of (1) player or up to (10) players per ballot. The WNBA App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with a WNBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the WNBA All-Star Voting hashtag #WNBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle. Fans may vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the WNBA All-Star voting period. Tweets must include the hashtag #WNBAVOTE to be counted as valid votes. Retweets will count as valid votes. Also, each Twitter user must have the “protect my tweets” option unchecked under the account’s privacy settings for the votes to count.
- Facebook: Post on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #WNBAVOTE. Each post may include only one player’s name. Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period. Facebook status posts must include the hashtag #WNBAVOTE to be counted as valid votes.
A fan voting update to announce the totals of the leading vote-getters for each conference will be shared on Thursday, June 29 during a matchup between the Storm and the host Connecticut Sun on ESPN2. Starters will be announced live on ESPN on Tuesday, July 11 during the noon ET edition of SportsCenter. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star reserves, as selected by WNBA head coaches, will be announced on Tuesday, July 18 during the telecast of the Storm and the Chicago Sky on ESPN2.
The 2017 WNBA regular season runs through Sept. 3. For more information on the WNBA and game tickets, fans may visit www.wnba.com.
About the WNBA
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity. The league, which counts Verizon as its leaguewide marquee partner, tipped off its 21st season on May 13, 2017.
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.