Taylor Swift, if you live in Nashville, wants you to vote. In an Instagram Story posted on Friday (July 14), the pop star reminds followers that it is time to elect new local leaders.
“Hi, Nashville! Early voting for our city officials and some statewide seats begins today,” she captioned a photo of herself holding an “I Voted Today” sticker in front of her right eye. “We have the opportunity to choose those who will represent us for the next four years.”Taylor Swift continued.
“I voted today, and I urge each and every one of you to do the same and make your voice heard,” she said, before concluding with a link to the non-profit organization Vote.org.
Nashville will choose a new mayor and fill 40 city council seats. Early voting finishes on July 29, while Election Day takes place on August 3.
The 12-time Grammy winner, who is now on her international The Eras Tour, has previously stressed the importance of voting to her fans and encouraged them to do so. Taylor Swift encouraged fans to vote early in October, soon before the release of her album Midnights.
“There are only 20 midnights until the 2022 United States Midterm Elections on November 8,” she pointed out on Instagram Stories at the time. “Most states offer some type of early voting. Register to vote and find Early Voting locations in your state at Vote.org.”
The actress wasn’t always outspoken about politics, which she addressed in 2018. The star wasn’t always so open about politics, a point Taylor Swift addressed in 2018. “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,” the star said on social media at the time.
“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.”
Visit Vote.org for information on how to verify your registration status, find early voting locations, and/or register to vote.