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Are You Ready To Vote? Design Your Voting Plan With #MusicVotes Campaign
Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day, but the time to act is now. Thankfully, the Recording Academy has partnered with HeadCount to make it simple, easy and fast for music creators to register to vote. The #MusicVotes campaign provides the valuable resources you need to exercise their right to vote in the 2020 election and make sure every voice is heard at the ballot box.
The Academy's #MusicVotes page can help you design your voting plan by verifying your registration status and finding your polling place. And with states offering several early and mail-in voting options, there are several paths to make your vote counts and gets counted.
From legendary musician and songwriter Nils Lofgren to alt-pop superstar and GRAMMY winner Billie Eilish, music makers from across the industry have rallied in support of voting, posting pictures and messages to encourage their fans and fellow music professionals to make a plan to vote.
In addition to some of music's biggest artists using their social platforms to promote voting, music venues around the country closed by the pandemic are offering their facilities as polling locations. AEG, who has also teamed up with HeadCount, will be using certain venues as polling places, such as Los Angeles' STAPLES Center, which will serve as a general election vote center.
"You know that democracy is essential, and every single vote adds up to make a difference," the members of Gangstagrass say in a special message on Twitter. "All my brothers, all my sisters out here, make sure you know where your polling places are at, make sure you're registered to vote, make sure you get your ballot's in on time. Your vote is extraordinarily important."
Be sure to make your plan to vote before Nov. 3. For more information on how and where to vote, visit the #MusicVotes page, and use the hashtag #MusicVotes on your voting pictures to spread the word.