Celebrities Who Voted in the 2018 Midterms [PHOTOS]

Getty Celebrities who voted in the 2018 Midterm Elections shared pictures on social media to promote others to get out and vote.

Celebrities have been urging their fans to vote for weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, and now that voting day is here, many are taking to social media to share selfies, pictures and videos of themselves voting.

Athletes, musicians, actors and other celebs waited in long lines, filled out ballots and shared “I Voted” photos throughout the day on Tuesday, and many of these same celebs have been campaigning for candidates and using their social media platforms to encourage people to register to vote.

Midterm elections have typically drawn far less interest among all voters in the past, but this year is different. According to the New York Times, “more than 31.5 million people were estimated to have voted early across the United States, with 22 states and the District of Columbia surpassing total turnout in the last midterm four years ago.” Many believe that celebrity endorsements and encouragement has played a part in getting more people out to the polls, as well as the current political climate and growing tension between political parties over the past few years.

Below are a roundup of some celebs who have taken to social media to share photos of themselves voting, as well as messages reminding registered voters there’s still time to cast their ballots.

Alicia Keys posted a video of herself on Twitter with a message to Americans: “Election Day is a few hours away!! I want you to post a picture of yourself after you’ve voted, tagging me and using #VoteWithUs. I’ll be reposting as many of you as I can in my IG story until the polls close! WE got this!!”

Actress Melissa McCarthy shared a picture on Instagram with an “I Voted” sticker pasted on the lens of her sunglasses, writing: “Vote!!! Let your voice be heard!!!”

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Vote!!! Let your voice be heard!!! ???

A post shared by Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:44am PST

Jimmy Fallon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Taylor Swift, accompanied by her mother, all posted similar pictures on social media as well. Swift voted early, but still urged fans and fellow Americans to get out and make their voice heard.

“These two Tennessee women voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy. We want leadership, not fear-based extremism. Early voting goes til Thursday and Election Day is November 6. Please don’t sit this one out.”

Fellow country singers Faith Hill and Melissa Etheridge also joined the fray, urging fans to do the same.

“Feels good! We did our civic duty, our privilege, our right, our honor. Now is the time…we are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” Etheridge wrote on Twitter.

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A post shared by Faith Hill (@faithhill) on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:47am PDT

Willie Nelson also made his voice heard, and posted a picture on Instagram with the message: “JUST VOTE!”

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JUST VOTE! https://youtu.be/TtEbnFdHpho

A post shared by Willie Nelson (@willienelsonofficial) on Oct 26, 2018 at 4:28pm PDT

Olivia Wilde uploaded a picture, and actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Zoe Kazan asked followers to share pictures of their voting stickers and promised to retweet the ones who did.

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A post shared by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:04am PST

Check out a few more celebs’ posts below, including Seth MacFarlane, Oprah, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Kerry Washington, Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski, as well as many, many more.

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Extremely honored to #Vote today. Real talk, I never really cared all too much about the midterms. Never paid attention to them nor talked about them much. Well, 2016 changed that for me with the quickness. I started educating myself and realizing how much I was taking for granted. That’s sucky to admit, but life is all about doing better when you know better. And what I know better is that being tuned in and challenging myself to #AllyUp is the only way I can be a part of the solution instead of the problem. Literally everyone – women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, etc. – is under attack and having their basic human rights threatened and if I don’t do my part, then how in the hell cam I hold anyone else to a high standard or expect anything to change positively? I truly understand the importance of being up to speed with politics, not just every four years, but year round, if possible. So today I vote to make my voice heard. Today I vote because so many have died for my right to take political action. Today I vote because I refuse to hand this country over to a bunch of racists, sexists, and thieves. And today I vote because I know that no matter how things turn out tomorrow, saving America will be the biggest project of our lifetime and I plan on showing up. Every. Single. Day. Please vote, my sweet babies. And if you live in District 6 in Ohio, vote for my brother Phil Robinson. #YQY

A post shared by Phoebe Robinson (@dopequeenpheebs) on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:58am PST

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The antidote to Hate… VOTE your love!

A post shared by Oprah (@oprah) on Nov 5, 2018 at 4:23pm PST

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I voted! ?? ✅ How about you?!

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:20am PST

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A post shared by John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:53am PDT

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We voted!

A post shared by Annamarie Tendler Mulaney (@amtendler) on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:42am PST

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A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith) on Nov 4, 2018 at 12:36pm PST

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Every #vote counts. ??

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Nov 5, 2018 at 6:53pm PST

Here are a couple of awesome videos through Rock the Vote too, featuring several celebrities, from musician Miley Cyrus to George R. R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones.

Rock the Vote #WeWill VideoCheck out our friends and supporters who are spreading Rock the Vote's #WeWill message this election season. Watch, register to vote at rockthevote.com & be heard this November!2012-09-19T00:35:00.000Z

Tuesdays Are For Voting ft. Sarah Jessica-Parker, Lena Dunham, Ed Harris, Yvonne Orji & More | HBOTuesdays are for voting. Go vote now. Learn more about your right to vote: hbo.com/vote #HBO Subscribe to the HBO YouTube Channel: goo.gl/wtFYd7 Don’t have HBO? Order Now: play.hbonow.com/ Get More HBO: Get HBO GO: play.hbogo.com/ Like on Facebook: facebook.com/HBO Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/hbo Like on Instagram: instagram.com/hbo/ Subscribe on Tumblr: hbo.tumblr.com/ Official Site: hbo.com2018-11-06T12:59:41.000Z

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