Hollywood stars have been some of the most vocal American citizens stressing the significance of voting in the 2020 总统选举. While they’re doing so in a very public way on social media, some have revealed this year is the first time they’ve ever cast ballots.
Some celebrities voting for the first time have lived in the United States all their lives, while others who were born in other countries are exercising their right to vote after having been granted U.S. citizenship.
Find out which celebrities are first-time voters below.
瑟琳娜•戈梅斯 is one of the seemingly countless celebrities to have cast ballots for the 2020 总统选举 之间 唐纳德·特朗普 和 乔·拜登. The 28-year-old singer shared a few pics of her voting experience on Instagram last week.
Gomez said that in the past, 她 “never felt” like her vote mattered. This year her perspective changed.
“每一票都很重要,” 的 Disney Channel alum said. “Some people get in their head, and they’re like, '哦, well what does it matter?'”
“My main focus has been this right now,” said the star, who has not publicly endorsed a candidate. “You can tell on my social media and everything, 明显, I’m super invested in this right now. It’s been good. I feel hopeful.”
的 “死侍” actor confirmed he voted early on Instagram with a picture alongside his wife, Blake Lively.
“This is my first time voting in America. I’d like to thank my wife Blake for making my first time so gentle and loving. It was super scary at first, then exciting and now I’m a little tired. But proud. #VoteEarly,” the 43-year-old joked on Instagram. 在里面 photo he posted, the actor is holding his mail-in ballot.
与此同时, Lively also poked fun at his first-time experience 写作, “It was Ryan’s first time. He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. 喜欢, REALLY fast. He wept. I pretended to weep. Then he called all his friend [原文如此]. #voteearly.”
Reynolds said back in 2016 he wished he could have voted then. The star has since obtained dual citizenship, 的 New York Times reported 在 2018.
The rapper announced in June his plans to vote for the first time this year.
“For many years it had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,” the rapper — who has gun and drug convictions going back to his high school days, though he says his record’s been expunged — revealed on the Real 92.3.
Snoop, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump, explained his decision comes from wanting to make a difference.
“I can’t talk about it and not be about it,” 他说.
凯尔西·巴列里尼（Kelsea Ballerini） announced to her Instagram followers that this year is her first time casting a vote in a presidential election, something she admitted she wasn’t particularly proud of.
“..embarrassingly but honestly, this is my first time voting. Im not proud of it, but my naivety has kept me sheltered through a lot of my young adult life,” 她 写. “BUT. 正如我所听和学到的, 我已经意识到，我们的责任和特权是使用自己的声音来建立我们作为跳动的人类希望在这个国家不仅为自己而看到的东西…但是我们的朋友, 邻居, 陌生人, and future generations.”
“America stands for so many beautiful things and I hope (并投票) that it continues to evolve and grow to be a place where EVERYONE is protected, respected, and given equal rights and opportunity,” 她补充说.
“Left the polls feeling really empowered by exercising my right and showing up for what I believe in and the change I want to see. I encourage everyone to do the same. 🗳”
的 乡村歌手 posted a photo of herself pointing at an “我投票了” sticker on her nose.
Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
Jana Kramer also took to social media to reveal she and her husband Mike Caussin are first-time voters. With a selfie of the couple wearing face masks, Kramer said this year she started feeling differently about exercising her right.
“I hate to admit this but I am anyways….This is the first time I’ve ever voted🙈. The first time Mike has ever voted. I don’t know why but I always felt like my vote didn’t matter,” Kramer’s social media post 开始.
“But this year I just felt differently and I know more than ever it does matter. Are you going to vote? And not gonna lie I always wanted to feel Instagram cool with the I voted sticker and they “ran out” so @vistaprint mask for the win but let’s be honest voting is more important than the sticker 😂”
“酷儿之眼” star Tan France celebrated his U.S. citizenship this past June, and when announcing the news, he vowed to register to vote the same day so that he could be a part of “the change I wish to see in OUR nation.”
Tyler the Creator
The 29-year-old rapper used his Twitter account to discuss his decision to vote, noting it was his first time doing so.
In a two-minute video, the musician told viewers, “I see he light,” and urged his fans to “go to them polls and cast a f—ing vote,” 根据 人物杂志.
Just one month out from the presidential election, Cobie Smulders informed her fans she cast a ballot.
The 38-year-old actress, born in 加拿大, 成为美国. citizen in September. In early October, she shared a selfie in a white t-shirt accessorized with an “我投票了” sticker.
“Boom. Have you yet? 感觉不错. 🇺🇸 @iamavoter @joebiden @kamalaharris,” 她 captioned the pic.
考特尼·斯托登 shared a revealing picture of herself to inform her Instagram followers she voted for the first time this week.
“我一生中第一次投票. 为了我, 这是对同情心和同情心的投票 – human rights and love 💗 #firsttimevoter,” 她 captioned a photo.
The pic shows the lingerie model puckering up for a kiss with an “我投票了” 贴在她的嘴唇上.
The 28-year-old British actor confirmed 2020 is his “first time voting as an American citizen.”
He reflected on the significance of this year’s race, 写作, “what an important election to have a voice.”
“Make yours count. Go vote 🇺🇸,” 他 captioned a picture of himself holding his voting sticker.
In an interview with Forbes shortly after launching his campaign, Kim Kardashian’s husband confirmed he registered to vote in Wyoming and that it would be his first time voting.
在七月, Fox News obtained the 43-year-old rapper’s Statement of Candidacy document filed with the Federal Election Commission, which lists his party affiliation as “BDY,” which stands for “Birthday Party.” His committee’s name is also listed on the document as “Kanye 2020.”
然而, 的 “Jesus Walks” rapper will not appear on ballots in all 50 states because his campaign was launched late and therefore missed some ballot deadlines.
In a recent interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast, West said his 2020 bid was inspired by God.
“It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower,” West shared. “When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul.”