Selena Gomez wants to help make sure that her fans’ votes are counted. On Election Day (Nov. 3), the “Rare” singer shared a video on her Instagram Stories to urge her fans to head to the polls.
“I know that many of you have voted and I’m so proud and I’m so happy that you did,” she began. “But there’s plenty of other people who haven’t, and I think they don’t plan to.”
“So please don’t use mail-in ballots. Please vote in person at this point if you can, especially in my home town like Texas, and Pennsylvania and Florida,” the Texas native urged followers. The Lone Star State has become a battleground state in the 2020 election, with the potential to go blue. Texas has gone to Republican presidential candidates since the 1976 election.
Gomez then reminded her fans how important it is to cast a ballot. “Your voice matters. So many people think that it doesn’t matter, but other elections have been this close before, so you have to understand that your voice does matter and it’s so important,” she shared before wrapping up her message. “I’m just so thankful that you guys are listening, and I hope that you guys get out there and do everything you can. Please, Please vote in person.”
The singer is just one of many musicians who have used their platforms to try to get out the vote in the presidential election. On Nov. 2, Lady Gaga and John Legend both gave speeches and performed at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign rallies. And on Nov. 3, Cardi B told fans on social media how good it felt after casting her ballot, while Lizzo shared a revealing photo along with a powerful message on Instagram about voting.