Taylor Swift Continues Political Streak, Brings Awareness to Early Voting

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Taylor Swift continued her political streak Wednesday by posting an announcement on her Instagram about early voting.

Unlike her original announcement when she stepped into politics two weeks ago, Swift kept this PSA short, sweet and nonpartisan.

Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: ✨EARLY VOTING✨. It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1 ??
You can check out your state’s early voting dates at the link in my bio.

Swift linked to Vote.org, which reported a surge of voter registration immediately following Swift’s original political announcement.

Vote.org and the National Conference of State Legislatures laid out early voting rules on their websites.

Three states mail ballots to every voter. There are 15 states that don’t technically offer early voting;  however, residents can still vote early in person using an absentee ballot as long as they have an excuse.

There are six states that offer early voting but need an excuse for absentee voting. The rest of the states offer in-person early voting and don’t require an excuse for absentee voting.
Tennessee early voting stats 20 days before the election, which is Oct. 17 — the day Swift made her post.

The pop star is registered to vote in Tennessee and said she would support Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper for House of Representatives, both of whom are Democrats.

However, Swift’s preferred Senate candidate may be in trouble. Republican Rep. Marsha Balckburn holds a three-point lead over Bredesen in the most recent Reuters poll.

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