Stars Who've Exercised Their Right to Vote in 2016
Celebrity culture is so ingrained in our day-to-day that it’s no shock when our favorite actors, singers, and personalities exert their influence on real-world issues and choices that fall outside the entertainment spectrum. And one of Hollywood’s favorite causes is getting out the vote.
Beyond celeb-driven organizations like Rock the Vote, social media has made it easier for celebrities to support causes on their own terms. This election season, people with a far-reaching voice are making sure their words are heard and their “I Voted” stickers are seen.
VIDEO: Celebs Share Selfies While Voting
Stars from every corner of the entertainment industry are pushing the vote harder than ever before—though some have pushed a bit too hard (ahem, Justin Timberlake). Regardless, the intentions have been good and the concern is inspiring.
Scroll down in the link above to see your favorite celebrities exercise their right to vote.
"I voted today for the country I want to live in... a country where there is equality, inclusion, acceptance and freedom that EVERY American deserves... Please go out and vote for the America you want to live in," the actress urged her followers.
SOFIA VERGARA AND JOE MANGANIELLO
This good looking couple did their patriotic duty in style.
The singer proudly displayed her voting pride on social media.
The star rocked three "I Voted" stickers in her patriotic 'gram.
The Pitch Perfect star captioned this stylish snap by writing: "Take a breath. GO VOTE. Kiss someone you love & remember we are all in this crazy thing together (don't have to do it in that order)."
ANNA CAMP AND SKYLAR ASTIN
"We voted!!" the actor captioned this cute selfie of him and his actress wife.
"Thames received the honorary sticker. Happy home! Happy vote!" she wrote alongside this cute picture of her and her son.
"Y'all better be out there voting!!! Cause I did!" the star urged her followers.
"Starting the morning right," the Orange Is the New Black actress captioned a 'gram of her "I Voted" sticker.
The star showed off her red, white, and blue while displaying her "I Voted" sticker.
"The ten-year-old in me is sad that my absentee ballot didn't grant me a sticker," Agron captioned this cute selfie.
The Scream Queens star attempted to go incognito at his polling place.
"Got it in ... No matter what the outcome... This is and always will be the greatest country in the world… Let's not take it for granted," the actor wrote.
"Got it done y’all!" the blonde beauty captioned this snap of herself wearing red, white, and blue.
The actress had a little fun with her "I Voted" sticker.
"Today we all get a chance to say where we believe the country should go," wrote alongside this snap of him casting his vote.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
The actress proudly displayed her sticker on her hand.
Rossum captioned this gorgeous image: "Your VOICE matters! Your VOTE matters! Exercise your constitutional right and VOTE TODAY!!!!"
The former Glee star proudly flaunted his "I Voted" sticker after marking his ballot.
"Allow me to be the first to tell you that there's an election today and you should definitely vote in it. Ps: they ran out of stickers at my polling place, but luckily I kept mine from the primaries. I guess it pays to be a casual hoarder??" the actress joked about her old sticker.
JENNA DEWAN TATUM
"Your voice is important," the star captioned her "I Voted" selfie.
The model went glam to share with the world that she voted.
The star put up the peace sign for her voting selfie.
The superstar stood behind the voting booth in her Election Day 'gram.
The actress flashed her voting sticker for all her followers to see.
Hilton donned a chic American flag sweatshirt to cast her vote.
The country singer proudly displayed her "I Voted" sticker after completing her ballot.
The actress made her message clear with this voting selfie.
Chung threw up a peace sign to display her "I Voted" badge.
The designer rocked a very patriotic outfit when he cast his vote.
LENA DUNHAM AND JACK ANTONOFF
After months of relentless campaigning, the Girls creator and her musician boyfriend cast their votes and “couldn’t be happier.”
AMANDA SEYFRIED AND THOMAS SADOSKI
The actress and her fiancé gave a post-polls pose on Election Day, writing, “Voted and it feels so right.”
Kate Hudson did it, and so can you!
Kaling flaunted her “I Voted” sticker on Election Day.
Wen (the voice behind Disney’s Mulan) exercised her rights this election day.
Nick rocked his vote in an edgy motorcycle jacket.
The new mom cast her vote on Election Day and encouraged her fans to do the same, writing, “Today is #ElectionDay! Have you made your voice heard yet? Check the link in my bio to find out where to vote.”
The Pitch Perfect actress dressed for the patriotic occasion in a tee reading “American Woman.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP wore her democracy proudly upon her lapel. “Good L_rd it feels good,” the actress wrote of her experience.
The talk show host shared a slice of history on Nov. 8 with his wife and their six-month-old son.
The comedian proudly stood in line dressed as an all-blue Rosie the Riveter while she waited to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Decker admitted that she hasn't voted in a Presidential election before this year, writing, “Confession: Today marks the first time I have ever voted for a president. My first eligible election, I was a registered NC voter living in NYC. My second presidential election I had to travel last minute and wasn't in town to vote. It feels pretty great. And Hank loved my sticker. (Although being a NC voter would be nice this year....).”
The Modern Family actress really wants you to vote.“#Vote I DID! DID YOU???” Hyland asked her followers. Did you?
EVA AMURRI MARTINO
The actress and lifestyle blogger told her fans, “this is by far the most important thing I've done this year.”
Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, cast her vote alongside her husband Jared Kushner and their 5-year-old daughter Arabella.
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON
The Modern Family actor hit the polls in a cheeky “She the People” tee.
Wearing an “I Voted” sticker, The Star Trek star posted a very serious selfie on Election Day.
“Yipeee! I voted!!!!” McCarthy captioned her photo. Someone’s certainly excited to be exercising her rights on this historic day.
The Jo’ bro’s Election Day message was very on the nose.
LADY GAGA AND SAMANTHA RONSON
Gaga and DJ Samantha Ronson prepped for the polls in their patriotic gear. “Got my voting shades on! We're ready to take on the polls!” the singer wrote.
The dancer-cum-actress expressed her pride to be an American on Election Day, writing, “I just had the most humane experience! Today was the first time I waited until Election Day to vote and be there in person with my fellow citizens! Every single person I came in contact with was filled with such honor and pride. We exchanged smiles and projected an unspoken respect and love for one another. My heart is so full of unconditional love today for not only my closest friends and family, but for the entire population around the world! We can make a difference in how our voices are heard, how we treat each other, what we give to the world and what we take! The choice is ours to make... how awesome is that?!”
OLIVIA WILDE AND JASON SUDEIKIS
Wilde cried “tears of joy” alongside Sudeikis after voting in the first election since their baby daughter was born.
The Sex and the City alum rocked a pantsuit for the momentous occasion.
The Emmy-winner repped HRC on Election Day in a "Nasty Woman" T-shirt.
Make America Ferrera Again! The Ugly Betty alum and her filmmaker husband posted this sweet selfie on the morning of Election Day, and encouraged others to follow their lead, writing, “Democracy rules! One voice, one vote! Go get your vote on! #ivoted.”
The multi-hyphenate gave voting an enthusiastic thumbs-up in a selfie she posted on Monday, Nov. 7.
The 24-year-old model encouraged her followers to rock the vote on Election Day, writing, “One of the greatest privileges we have as Americans is a voice. I’m proud to say I did my part, now it’s your turn.”
The Leftovers actor cast his ballot while abroad in Germany, assuring his fans that the “Vote=rocked.”
The Girls star mailed in his ballot last week and took to Instagram to share his experience, “I voted today! While a mail in ballot isn't quite as exciting as visiting a polling place, I still got a rush exercising my right to vote. #proudAmerican.”
The stylish mom and fashion designer exercised her rights in all white, playing her part in the #WearWhiteToVote movement which pays homage to the early suffragettes.
The 37-year-old actor cast his vote in Georgia three days prior to the election and sent a message to his presumed future Prez, writing, “LET'S DO THIS AMERICA! Come on Mrs. President, let's please fix what's wrong and move on... Healthcare, The Middle East, The economy, education, preserving our environment and moving into a green future for starters... You've got a lot to do, but we're behind you. The country is divided-lets stitch it back together with innovation, compassion, gratitude and love. Thank you, Ian."
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
The political-minded TV star conveyed his feelings toward exercising one’s rights with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: “‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Jr.’ #VOTE.”
The Office alum voted early about a week prior to the election. Fischer shared the moment with her fans, telling them she was “Feeling proud to be part of a great country and democracy.”
The proud mom stood by as her eldest son voted for the first time, writing on Instagram, “Nothing like the feeling of witnessing your child vote for the first time. Nothing. MAKE IT COUNT!”
The 18-year-old actress eagerly cast her vote in the week leading up to the election, writing, “1st time (early) Voter over here! Been waiting 18 years for this sticker!!”
CANDACE CAMERON BURE
The smiling Full House alum told fans to “Go VOTE!!” on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The Orange Is the New Black star proudly cast her vote on Election Day.
A week prior to the election, the Pretty Little Liars actress told followers, “I don't care if you think I should have a political opinion or not. I do, as an American citizen have a right to vote in this presidential election and I just exercised that right. Now you do it. Peace.”
Taylor Swift waiting in line? That’s not something you see every day. The typical VIP stood with her fellow Americans as she waited to cast her vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The Real Housewife and proud Georgia peach exercised her rights on the morning of the election.
Just ahead of the general election, the mother of two encouraged her Instagram followers to vote by posting a photo of her chocolate-stained absentee ballot. "ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT until the election!" she wrote in the caption. "People can look it up if you don't vote. Use your voice!!! Our future is YOUR choice. How awesome is that?! #VOTE (...and ignore the chocolate on my delicious ballot.)"
The singer-songwriter showed off a strategically placed “I Voted” sticker while breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter, Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway.
The actress beat the lines and voted in early November.
Our sitting president led the charge to vote early when he cast his ballot in October.
The Oscar winner documented her democratic journey in late October by posting this photo, which she captioned: "Alright world. I'm about to wait in the insanely long and impressive line behind me to vote early! Power to the people."
The singer encouraged her fans to vote early after casting her ballot in late October. "2 hours later..... WE VOTED!!! Everybody go vote! We are very lucky to live in a country where we can!" Clarkson captioned her Twitter photo.
The pop star celebrated her 32nd birthday by casting an early vote for the 45th president of the United States.
The Fast & Furious star cast her vote a week prior to the election.