Taylor Swift Has Another Message For Her Fans About Voting In The Midterms

"Something I wish I knew about when I was 18."

If you thought Taylor Swift was done talking to her fans about politics, think again. After encouraging her 112 million Instagram followers to register to vote in the midterm elections, Swift is now sending another important message — vote early.


On Wednesday, Swift posted pair of photos on Instagram — a selfie and a shot of her red-white-and-blue toenails. She wrote that early voting is "something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time," adding, "It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6."

Swift will be casting her votes in Tennessee this year. She made sure to remind fellow voters in her state that early voting began yesterday and continues until November 1. If you're not in Tennessee, the singer also added a link on her profile which provides a calendar for early voting in each state. As HuffPost points out, early voting is available in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

Many of Swift's fans tweeted positively about her choice to provide this information, including one Twitter user who will be out of town on Election Day and credits the singer's post with helping her figure out the appropriate dates for her state. "I'm more likely to actually do it now," she wrote.

Another fan shared that she had already filled out an absentee ballot, and spread Swift's message among her own followers. "You heard her people you can early vote!" she tweeted.

Although Swift has tended to stay out of politics in the past, earlier this month she shared her support for two Democratic candidates in Tennessee,  and encouraged her fans to vote in their own states. "So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count," she wrote, directing followers to vote.org to register.

Her post seems to have made a big difference, as vote.org reported that it had received 65,000 voter registrations in the 24 hours since Swift's post, which is more than the site received in the entire month of August. Perhaps Swift's latest message will have a similar effect on how many people cast their vote early this year.

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