Taylor Swift’s impact on her fanbase has once again been demonstrated, as the pop sensation encouraged her loyal followers, who number 272 million on Instagram alone, to register to vote on National Registration Day. Responding en masse, more than 35,000 first-time voters registered via the non-profit, non-partisan Vote.org site after seeing Swift’s post. In addition, 50,000 people confirmed that they were already registered, while there was a 115% rise in 18-year-old registrants compared to the previous year, and over 1.3 million visitors to the site overall. Swift’s influence on her fans’ political engagement is undeniable.
Taylor Swift made a powerful impact in the political sphere yet again by encouraging over 35,000 first-time voters to register to vote on National Voter Registration Day through her Instagram post. Hailey Bieber expressed her gratitude towards Taylor for promoting the democratic process. Vote.org’s communications director, Nick Morrow, also shared that the site had an average of 13,000 users every 30 minutes, and paid homage to Swift’s favorite number. The singer-songwriter urged her fans to use their voices in the upcoming midterm elections by sharing a statement on her Instagram Stories and concluded with a link to Vote.org. Swift first spoke out about politics in 2018 when she supported Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and criticized his Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn’s record.
Swift fans have shown their support by responding to the call for action made by the CEO of Vote.org, Andrea Hailey. Through her post on X, Hailey shared the remarkable figures that came about after Swift urged her fans to register and vote. The numbers speak for themselves as over 35,000 registrations were made, while 50,000 people confirmed that they had already registered. The Swifties have once again proven that they are a force to be reckoned with in terms of supporting their idol’s causes.
Fans of Taylor Swift are making a difference in the upcoming election, according to Nick Morrow, the communications director for Vote.org. He noted that the website is seeing an average of 13,000 users every 30 minutes, thanks in part to the involvement of Swifties. Morrow emphasized the importance of fans casting their ballots in 2020, and earlier this year, Swift herself encouraged her followers to vote. She even shared a selfie on Instagram Stories sporting an “I voted today” sticker after participating in Nashville’s mayoral election.
Interacting: The renowned music icon urged her massive fan base of over 272 million Instagram followers to participate in the upcoming midterm elections by casting their valuable votes.
Swift has been using her clout to encourage people to vote since 2018, including during the recent mayoral race in Nashville. In a message to her fans in the city, she urged them to exercise their right to choose who would represent them for the next four years. Hailey, upon witnessing Swift’s impact on first-time voter registration, expressed optimism for the future, citing the enthusiastic participation of this new generation as a game-changer that will shape the outcomes of upcoming elections.