After months of urging their fans to vote in the 2020 presidential election, celebrities are putting their money where their mouth is and casting their ballots. Tons of stars, like Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Hailey Baldwin, and Julia Roberts, have posted photos of themselves online to tell their fans that they’ve already completed their civic duty. They’ve done this either by flaunting their “I Voted” stickers, showing themselves dropping off their completed ballots, or, like Kanye West, by sharing a video of them actually submitting their ballot. Here are the stars who have already voted in the 2020 general election:
Kourtney Kardashian, 41, took to Instagram on Nov. 3 to share a selfie that showed her proudly displaying her “I Voted” sticker while wearing a white hoodie from her ex Scott Disick‘s clothing brand, TALENTLESS. The hoodie had the word “Vote.” on the front top side of it in black letters. “Happy Election Day! Get out there and VOTE if you haven’t already. Your voice is important. Your vote has power. Every vote counts,” she wrote in the caption for the pic.
Scott also took to his own Instagram story to repost the pic along with the caption, “Everybody get your vote on. @kourtneykardash knows what she’s doing.”
I VOTED 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hlgIJUST4x
— ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020
KANYE2020 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/3kd8vrrHZQ
— ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020
“I VOTED,” Kanye West captioned the photo he tweeted on Nov. 3. The rapper, religious leader and presidential candidate tweeted pictures of his voting adventure. “The first vote of my life,” he captioned the video of him submitting his ballot. In this and an earlier video, Kanye revealed that he indeed vote for himself as a write-in Candidate (since he was unable to get himself on the ballot.) It should be noted that Kanye apparently didn’t cast a vote in any other race, including the Senate battle between Cynthia Lumis and Merav Ben David, and the race involving Rep. Liz Cheney and her challengers, Lynette Grey Bull, Jeff Haggit, and Richard Brubaker. Kanye appeared to have walked in, voted for himself, and left?
I VOTED!!!! Did you?!?!
If you are in line when the hours of operation close at the polls, they are required to stay open and allow you to vote, so do not get out of line. pic.twitter.com/QXsU4JPdCw
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 4, 2020
Kim Kardashian didn’t share who she voted for in the photo she posted to Instagram on Nov. 3. Instead, she gave the trademark “Kardshian selfie lips” pose, while holding up her sticker. “I VOTED!!!! Did u????” she asked her 191 million followers. She later deleted and re-uploaded the photo, removing the color of her red dress (as some fans suspected she picked that outfit to subliminally say she supported Donald Trump, even though there’s some indication she may have voted for Biden.
— jlo (@JLo) November 3, 2020
People put their “I VOTED” stickers in unusual places. Some have put them on their masks for selfies, commemorating a very unusual year that saw both a global pandemic and a presidential election. Jennifer Lopez plotted her sticker right above her cleavage, and that’s really all she needed to say about the subject.
“I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless,” Meghan Markle said in an August interview with Marie Claire. “I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.” The British Royal has apparently not surrendered her American citizenship, because a rep for her told HollywoodLife that she’s voting in the election.
Lady Gaga, 34, voted early in the most Gaga way possible. Mother Monster rolled up to a ballot box in Los Angeles on October 26 — pantsless, she revealed on Instagram. Her new song “Babylon” played in the background as Gaga pulled up to the curb and stepped out in pink, glittery platform boots. The rest of her outfit consisted of a grey sweatshirt, sunglasses, protective face mask, and an “I VOTED” sticker, of course. She captioned the video, “Category: Ballot Drop Off Realness”.
Jennifer Aniston, 51, posted a photo to Instagram on October 23 of herself slipping her ballot into a box in Los Angeles while wearing a protective face mask. She wrote, “#IVOTED for @joebiden and @kamalaharris. I dropped my ballot off, and I did it early. I voted for them because right now this country is more divided than ever. Right now, a few men in power are deciding what women can and can’t do with their own bodies. Our current President has decided that racism is a non-issue. He has repeatedly and publicly ignored science… too many people have died.
“I urge you to really consider who is going to be most affected by this election if we stay on the track we’re on right now… your daughters, the LGBTQ+ community, our Black brothers and sisters, the elderly with health conditions, and your future kids and grandkids (who will be tasked with saving a planet that our leadership refuses to believe is hurting),” she continued. “This whole thing isn’t about one candidate or one single issue, it’s about the future of this country and of the world. Vote for equal human rights, for love, and for decency. PS – It’s not funny to vote for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it. Please be responsible.”
Selena showed fans on Oct. 22 that she filled out her ballot and had voted in the 2020 election. The 28-year-old shared three photos to her Instagram account, with the first proudly showing off her “I Voted” sticker on her black tank top. The “Back To You” singer smiled brightly for the photo, after she was seen in an accompanying snapshot sitting on the floor of her glam room while filling out her mail-in ballot. Selena has been incredibly active in 2020 towards helping get people to the polls vote. In June, the singer offered to direct message anyone who could show her a screenshot that they had officially registered to vote, and taking them through the steps via the site When We All Vote.
Hailey has spent considerable time explaining to her fans why it’s deeply important to vote on (or before) November 3. The model, 23, consistently posts links to voting materials on Instagram, writes about why voting is crucial, and sports voting-themed gear. Recently, she went all in for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Rocking a blue tie-dyed tee that said “BIDEN” over the chest, Hailey wrote, “Something that has affected my mental health is the state of our country and the future of our country. I have hope, but we need to collectively make the change we want for our future and that means getting out there to VOTE!!! She was spotted dropping off her completed ballot in Los Angeles on October 20.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, 39, revealed on Instagram that she was voting early, and in person. Porsha, a righteous political activist who was actually arrested twice in August while protesting, took a photo of the incredibly long line outside her polling station in Georgia. It’s weeks before Election Day, but people are clearly excited to cast their ballot as soon as possible. “Wrapped around the building!! But guess what my ass ain’t going nowhere!!! COME ON GUYS let’s do our part!! GO VOTE!!!! Our life depends on it!!” she captioned her photo.
Kerry Washington, 43, has been a busy bee this election season. The Little Fires Everywhere star partnered with Michelle Obama‘s When We All Vote organization to fight for voting rights, as well as tell fans why they should vote come November 3. She even found a clever way on Twitter to get people to click on a link that lead to a voter registration site: tricking them into thinking a Scandal movie was on the way. She posed on Instagram with her adorable pups and her “I Voted” sticker. She challenged Mariah Carey, Sterling K. Brown, and Kourtney Kardashian to do the same.
Joe Jonas, 31, took a no frills approach to telling his fans he voted in the 2020 presidential election. He simply posted a selfie (pink hair intact) showing him wearing his “I Voted” sticker, and hashtagged the post #ivoted. Back in August, he told his fans that the best birthday present they could ever give him was to register to vote. “Feeling the love today! If you wanna get me anything this year… If you can… VOTE,” he tweeted on August 15, his 31st birthday.
Ashlee Simpson, 36, doesn’t want to hear any excuses about why her fans didn’t vote in the 2020 election. The singer, who is heavily pregnant with her second child, posed on Instagram with an “I Voted” sticker stuck to her baby bump. The mom-to-be cradled her bump as she stuck her completed mail-in forms into a ballot box, her arm raised into the air triumphantly. She’s serious about this; Ashlee even ventured outside in a protective face mask and slippers to get the job done.
Camila Cabello, 23, isn’t just a proud voter; she wants you to be one, too. The “Havana” singer showed off a ballot box in Los Angeles like a Price is Right model in a cute Instagram post, while wearing a “vote” protective face mask. In the caption, Camila told her fans what they need to do to vote safely and effectively. “If you are choosing to vote by mail this election, complete your ballot and mail or drop it off ASAP,” she wrote. “Whether you’re using first class postage, returning it to your local election office, nearest polling location, or designated ballot drop box, don’t wait!! Make sure your vote is counted!!
Zoë Kravitz, 31, revealed on Instagram that she discovered the secret for perfect, clear skin. Pssst… it’s voting in the 2020 election. “So. A lot of you have been asking me about my skin care routine: I start by voting as early as possible for #joebiden and #kamalaharris and all the other Democratic candidates,” The Batman star wrote, sharing a photo of herself with her ballot (and glowing skin). “Then try some eye cream if you haven’t been sleeping well because the president is a racist.”
Protecting democracy, but make it fashion. Julia, 52, started an Instagram countdown on October 19, when there were 15 days to go before the November 3 election, showing off a new voting-themed outfit each day. She began with a black Christian Siriano suit covered in the word “VOTE,” then moved on to a “VOTE” face mask. Day 13 was a cute voting t-shirt. She captioned the post, “We are in this together.”
Halle Berry, 54, made voting glam with a sultry selfie on Instagram. The John Wick star posed for a black and white shot, holding up her “I Voted” sticker over her face. Though her mouth was obscured, you could still tell that Halle was giving the camera a little smirk. She captioned her post, “VOTE. Vote EARLY. #Vote for the presidency but also for the local officials and measures that will create the world you want to see.” Halle partnered with GLAAD this year to record phone calls for her home state of Ohio to encourage LGBTQ voters to vote on November 3.
Salma Hayek, 54, let her fans know that she voted by holding up her completed mail-in ballot, ready to send it back in. The Like a Boss actress didn’t wear a stitch of makeup for her laid back photo, but was obviously just as gorgeous as always. She declared that “voting matters” in the caption of her Instagram pic.
MY ROOMMATE AND I VOTED EARLY TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BAYBEEEE pic.twitter.com/TJlZik0AV2
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) October 21, 2020
Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist Emma Gonzalez has already casted her ballot. This is the first time that the young activist has been able to vote in a presidential election, and she’s not letting the opportunity pass her by. She posted two photos to Twitter showing that she and her roommate voted early in Florida, and collected their “I Voted” stickers.
By the way — if you haven’t registered to vote yet, there’s still time to do so before the November 3 presidential election in many states. Check your deadlines HERE, and then register to vote using the form below:
— jlo (@JLo) November 3, 2020