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Ahead of the midterm elections on Nov. 8, celebrities and politicians alike are heading to the polls to cast their votes. Though Election Day is officially on Tuesday, many states offer early voting in person and via absentee ballots leading up to the date. There’s a lot at stake for the 2022 midterms — the races will determine which party will control both the House and the Senate, and critical issues like abortion rights, inflation, crime, and climate change are being highlighted in campaigns. Elections at the state and local level are also underway.
More than 42 million ballots had been cast as of midday on Nov. 7. From former and current presidents to actors and musicians, stars have been exercising their civic duty over the past few weeks. Barack and Michelle Obama were seen voting early on Oct. 17 in Chicago, while President Joe Biden went to the polls with his granddaughter and first-time voter Natalie Biden on Oct. 29. Famous folks like Kumail Nanjiani, Julianne Moore, and Gina Torres proudly showed off their “I Voted” stickers, encouraging their followers to do the same, while Kerry Washington shared a silly video of her dancing around the box where she dropped off her ballot.
Keep scrolling to see which celebrities have voted in the midterms. And if you are an eligible voter and haven’t hit the polls yet, find your polling place, and make sure to cast your ballot on Nov. 8.