- Anna Wright
Why Voting is Important
The United States of America has seen good and bad days in the last few years, and with an election right around the corner, many Americans will be voting for the first time to determine who will be the President for the next four years. Many social media platforms have committed to alerting the public on why voting is important, and some have created an online space to prepare millions of Americans for early voting and the election.
Finding accurate information online can be a hassle for first-time voters, so Twitter has been a great social media platform to look for real-time political conversations, breaking news, and celebrities who have taken a stand against not voting and stress the importance of voting. Twitter also has rules that ban the use of Twitter to manipulate the masses into interfering with elections or civic processes, and that is a dependable fact to lean on.
Many public figures like Governor Andrew Cuomo have been tweeting about voting early. The comments alone under the post show tension between twitter users in America who are choosing to vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, and photos of people from the Bronx at 6:30 a.m. waiting in line to vote are taking a stand on who they desire to be their President.
American citizens are also excited about becoming first-time voters in the 2020 election. Pamela, Twitter handle @PamFoj, tweeted a photo of herself being safe during COVID-19 with her mask on and her sticker visible so her friends and followers can celebrate with her as she became a first-time voter.
Jill, Twitter handle @jilliandoerr24, tweeted a photo with the iconic voting sticker to express her excitement in voting.
The Associated Press tweeted breaking news about the number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election surpasses the votes from 2016. To see so many Americans voting shows how effective voting campaigns and social media have been.