Taylor Swift wants you to vote.
Between stellar awards, a record-breaking Eras tour, and reissues of her albums, Swift is still making time to vote during the election and reminding Swifties that they, too, need to register to vote. She reiterated this message on September 19, National Voting Day, by posting a message on Instagram urging people to “raise your voices,” as they had done on her shows.
“I was so lucky to see so many of you at my US shows recently,” an all-text message on her Instagram Stories read on Tuesday. “I heard you raise your voice and I know how powerful it is. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year! »
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Taylor Swift, longtime voter and advocate
Swift is a longtime voter and has spoken out against laws that infringe on people’s rights.
It was in 2018 that the singer became more vocal about politics.
“In the past, I was reluctant to publicly express my political views, but due to several events in my life and in the world over the past two years, I feel very differently now,” she wrote in 2018.
In June, during the Chicago stop of her Eras tour, Swift spoke out against anti-LGBTQ laws in the states and encouraged fans to think about who and what they’re voting for. All of the laws and proposed laws on the books of state legislatures are one of the main reasons why Swift is vocal during election cycles and informs her supporters of critical dates in an election cycle.
“This is why I always post: ‘This is when the Midterms are happening’ and ‘This is when these important key primaries are happening,'” Swift told her fans in Chicago.
She had a similar message when it came time for early voting in metro Nashville’s elections in July.
“We have the opportunity to choose who will represent us for the next four years,” she wrote.
More than 65,000 people registered to vote in the 24 hours following this publication, according to reporting from the Tennessean.
How do I register to vote in Tennessee?
If you want to register to vote in Tennessee, there are a few things you need to know.
- You must be a US citizen
- You must be a resident of Tennessee
- You must be at least 18 years old on/or before the next election
- If you have been convicted of a crime, your eligibility to register and vote depends on the crime for which you were convicted and the date of your conviction.
Any new application for registration on the electoral rolls must be submitted 30 days before the next electoral cycle.
You can fill out an online form if you have a valid Tennessee driver’s license or ID. Alternatively, you can mail or hand-deliver a paper copy to the applicable county election commission office.