You belong in the voting booth. That’s the message Taylor Swift sent to fans on Tuesday (Sept. 19), National Voting Day. In a message posted to her Instagram Stories, the pop superstar once again urged Swifties to register to vote if they haven’t yet.
“I’ve been so lucky to see so many of you guys at my US shows recently,” she said in her all-text message, which was written in white on a blue ombre background. “I’ve heard you raise your voices, and I know how powerful they are. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year!”
“Register to vote in less than 2 minutes at vote.org/nvrd,” the 12-time Grammy winner — who has more than 272 million Instagram followers, concluded her message.
This is far from the first time the “Cruel Summer” singer has reminded her fans of the importance of performing their civic duties. She has partnered with Vote.org — a non-partisan, non-profit organization voting registration platform — to encourage people to cast their ballots.
Swift recently urged fans in Nashville to hit the polls in July, letting her followers on social media know that she had already voted in the local election, noting on Instagram, “We have the opportunity to choose those who will represent us for the next four years.”
Andrea Hailey, the CEO of Vote.org, also urged people to register. “Today, on National Voter Registration Day, it’s vital that young voters, in particular, understand they have the power to shape their future. Eight million young people will be newly eligible voters by Election Day 2024. And, the time is now to get ready for the elections taking place this fall and next year,” she said in a statement shared with Billboard. “Several states have elections in November of this year and many other states will have primaries in the first few months of 2024. That’s why this National Voter Registration Day is so important: we’re at the starting line of the next presidential election.”
“It takes less than 30 seconds on Vote.org to check if you’re registered. Our country works best when we all show up. Let’s get ready, get set and get registered to vote,” she concluded. “Our future starts now.”
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