Country Stars Head to the Polls for the Midterm Elections

Today is a big day for America as the 18 and older crowd heads to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. The topic of voting has been a hot one for weeks as tensions run high between political parties.

Hoping to encourage fans to hit the polls and make their voices heard, a number of country artists have posted photos of their “I voted” stickers on Instagram along with words of encouragement to their fans to do their civic duty.

A boost to get out and vote was assisted by Taylor Swift, who took to Instagram and shared her political views for the first time ever.

 

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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“Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway,” she wrote in part, hoping to inspire people to register. “So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count.”

Since then, Swift has been reposting photos of her fans rocking their voting stickers as a thank you.

Along with Swift, artists including Tim McGraw, Maren Morris and have posted proof of their poll trips. Check out some of the photos from the midterm elections and be sure to get out and vote!

Need help finding where to vote on Nov. 6? Visit Rock The Vote to find your polling place.

 

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Voted!!!!

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I voted! Here’s to you, America 👍🏼🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🥃🥃 @realredneckriviera #Whiskey Celebrate your right to vote!

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Voted ❤️🇺🇸

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I voted. It matters. ✌🏻

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