Even One Direction gets political.
If you are 18+ and living in the US, then please exercise your right to vote. If you are not registered, but live in Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Washington DC, then you can STILL REGISTER TODAY.
If, during the process of voting today, someone intimidates you, that is illegal. Contact your state Election Assistance Committee. Report that shit. Same goes for if your ballot machine is malfunctioning or not allowing you to choose the party or candidate you’d wish.
Do not take pictures of your ballot! It is illegal! In some states, publicly disclosing your ballot can result in your vote being disqualified (notably, Hawaii and Michigan). In others, there can be a monetary fine or jail time for up to a year. DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BALLOT and better yet, just don’t take pictures of anything while you’re at your polling place, k guys?
I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume that the majority of my followers are women. If you are a woman, in the US, and are 18+, please vote. We have not had the right to vote for even a century yet, and many women risked literally everything they had to secure our ability to make our voices heard. Remember that in this election we’re looking at many issues that could have the potential to affect our lives in very, very big ways. Whoever the next president is will most likely appoint a Supreme Court judge, and that judge could help to overturn Roe vs. Wade, continue to block fair pay for women, or reverse the laws making it illegal to consider womanhood a “pre-existing condition” and allowing insurance companies to charge women more for coverage. I’m not telling you who to vote for, I’m just stressing the importance of this election.
Make your voices heard. Then go home, grab a cupcake, and pat yourselves on the back for participating in democracy. Niall and his statue of Obama would be proud.