It’s Nov. 8th and the 2022 midterm elections are here. People across the U.S. are heading to the polls to vote with the stakes bigger than ever. Not only does control of congress hang in the balance, but issues like abortion rights and voting access are directly on the ballot in some states.
Hoping to tip the scales, celebrities of all sorts have been using their big voices to get out the vote. The civically-minded celebs represent both ends of the political spectrum, with everyone from Chelsea Handler to Mario Lopez giving election day a shout-out online.
Need that final motivation to get to the polls? See all the stars who voted in 2022, right here.
It was hard not to get hyped up about voting with Kerry Washington. The Scandal star posted a high-energy Instagram Reel where she shook her stuff against a drop box to the tune of “Whoomp (There It Is.)” Her hair was in a curly ponytail and she rocked a red and white “Vote” tee. In her caption, Kerry reminded followers that voting could be fun, writing, “Polls, Party of 1.”
Joe Biden & Granddaughter Natalie
President Joe Biden took his granddaughter Natalie, 18, to the polls for early voting in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, Oct. 29. It was a big occasion for Natalie, who marked her first time voting. “Hey I’m Natalie Biden and I just turned 18 and I am going to vote for the first time with my Pop,” she shared in a video on social media. The POTUS was just as thrilled, sharing, “I am so excited for her. This is the first time. The first vote. God love her.”
On Election Day, the President tweeted a reminder to citizens. It said, “Make your voice heard today. Vote.”
Hailey Bieber shared a message along with her Rhode skincare line. She stressed the importance of “women’s issues” this cycle, explaining how her company was committed “to investing in and supporting women and helping them direct their own futures.” Hailey and Rhode’s message continued, “It is more important than ever that women have their voices heard and VOTE!” The post also included practical voting information about what to expect at your polling place and rules in place to protect your vote.
US #ElectionDay is here! Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation has created a voters’ checklist and opened a text service to help people find their polling locations.
DETAILS: https://t.co/0h5F9XLDR4 pic.twitter.com/Xxa1rCI8k4
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) November 8, 2022
Meghan Markle shared a voting photo via her and Prince Harry’s Archewell Foundation. She looked like an All-American girl in her photo, sporting jeans, a blue jacket, and a baseball cap along with an oatmeal-colored sweater with her voting sticker on it.
Mark Ruffalo, Marisa Tomei & More
NYers, check out this badass video w/ fellow NYers @marisatomei, @_juliannemoore & @JohnLeguizamo! And make a plan to VOTE tomorrow Tues 11/8 from 6am-9pm.
Run don’t walk to vote for Democratic Governor @KathyHochul. It’s going to be close & YOUR VOTE COUNTS! #NYHochul pic.twitter.com/0RJEpijLha
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 7, 2022
Mark Ruffalo teamed up with Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore, and John Leguizamo to share a “badass” video with New Yorkers. “Happy fall, New Yorkers,” Marisa said in the video. “It’s that time for sweaters, empire apples, and voting!”
As we listen to news outlets saying they will tell us everything we need to know today, what we need to know above all is this: our vote matters. No one’s vote matters more than yours.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 8, 2022
Newscaster Maria Shriver stumped for truth in her non-partisan message. The Kennedy cousin, tweeted, “As we listen to news outlets saying they will tell us everything we need to know today, what we need to know above all is this: our vote matters. No one’s vote matters more than yours.”
Hey everybody … if you haven’t voted already, make your voice HEARD tomorrow! Vote YES for Prop 1 and 28, California 🗳️ #vote pic.twitter.com/APsxc1etC9
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) November 7, 2022
Halle Berry spoke up for reproductive justice on Twitter. She urged people to defend the right to abortion by voting Yes on California’s Prop 1 and to support arts funding via Prop 28.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 7, 2022
Ivanka Trump was short and sweet with her 2022 voting message, posted on Twitter on Monday, Nov. 7. She flashed a peace sign while holding up her, “I Voted” sticker at her local polling place. Looking laid back, she wore jeans and a sweater vest covered with hearts and yin-yangs.
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) November 7, 2022
Mario Lopez pointed to economic concerns in his Election Day tweet. The Saved By The Bell star told followers, “Before you vote: Go grocery shopping, gas up your car, pay your bills, look at your 401k. Then vote.”
Michelle & Barack Obama
Michelle and I voted early today. Now it’s your turn. Check your voter registration or update it at https://t.co/XdZz4dhFSr, then make a plan to vote early or on Election Day. Because every vote matters. pic.twitter.com/b5vB4yjYbx
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2022
President Barack Obama went with wife Michelle to vote early back in October. They proudly showed off their stickers while offering information about how to register.
On Election Day, Obama tweeted a clip from an impassioned speech about why “midterm elections matter.” He told readers, “Don’t let anyone convince you that your vote won’t make a difference. Show up at the polls today and vote for Democrats up and down the ballot.”
Hey, you! American! Yes, you!
This is your 1000th reminder to stop the scroll and go vote today 🇺🇸 ILY! https://t.co/isdh9Uwb6e
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 8, 2022
Katy Perry tweeted out a reminder to her fans in the US. “Hey, you! American! Yes, you!” the “Firework” songstress posted. “This is your 1000th reminder to stop the scroll and go vote today.” She finished with an American flag emoji and an “ILY!” Earlier in the day, the star caused a stir by revealing her vote for former Republican Rick Caruso for LA Mayor.
I don’t care what you do with the blue check as long as you VOTE blue.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 6, 2022
Stephen King made his side clear in a Nov. 8 tweet. “I don’t care what you do with the blue check as long as you VOTE blue,” the horror novelist wrote. He recently got into a spat with Elon Musk’s plans for the new Twitter Blue verification program. He was among the many celebs who have promised to leave the platform.
Today is the day to exercise your right to vote. Make your voice heard. pic.twitter.com/Wer5x1bU6z
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 8, 2022
Chelsea Handler shared some useful information with followers, posting an infographic reminding people of their rights as voters. “Today is the day to exercise your right to vote,” the liberal comedian tweeted. “Make your voice heard.”
Julianne Moore shared a fresh-faced Instagram selfie ahead of Election Day. The actress smiled in an Instagram shot where she wore a white polo and a voting sticker. Her caption said, “Make your voice heard. Please #vote – it matters.”
Whoever made this gets it. pic.twitter.com/pRLcRZc91h
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 8, 2022
Seth MacFarlane made a point about low voter participation by sharing a comic by political cartoonist Nick Anderson. The illustration showed a small group of people in “I voted” shirts outnumbered by a crowd of people all saying, “We didn’t vote because it won’t make a difference!” “Whoever made this gets it,” Seth tweeted.
At the polls in Dallas as we get out the vote across North Texas! pic.twitter.com/Dvzsr7EhnX
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 8, 2022
Beto O’Rourke tweeted a photo from a Dallas polling place on Nov. 8. “At the polls in Dallas as we get out the vote across North Texas!” the Texas candidate for Governor wrote along with a photo of him holding hands with a veteran holding a “Beto” sign.
After all this nonsense, VOTE! And drag your friends & family with you. Confirm polling location here https://t.co/gMxOn3ii6W or text JIMMY to 63033
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 8, 2022
Jimmy Kimmel seemed like he was fed up in his Election Day message. “After all this nonsense, VOTE! And drag your friends & family with you,” he tweeted. He also offered information about how to confirm your polling place.
Abbi Jacobson wrote a long message about the importance of voting on her Instagram. The Broad City star shared a photo with her fiance Jodi Balfour and told followers how she thinks about “how many people didn’t get the opportunity to make their voices heard in our democracy” and how “the right to vote was fought for” and “shouldn’t be taken lightly.”
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon
“We did it! Did you?” Emily V. Gordon wrote while sharing an Instagram selfie with hubby Kumail Nanjiani. Both were proudly sporting their California “I Voted” stickers. He shared the same photo and told followers, “We voted. Go vote!”