Yara Shahidi Wants You to Know "It Is More Important Than Ever" to Make an Informed Vote

On Creating a Voting Plan

On Creating a Voting Plan

  • "As a first-time voter in 2018, I didn't realize the amount of research that was necessary to truly understand the sheer number of measures and candidates that I was voting on and for. This year, it is more important than ever to know where each candidate stands on the issues that matter most to you and the communities you care about."
  • "The first step in creating your voting plan is to research! There are so many resources, from websites to even podcasts that have state-specific information that can help make your decision process easier."
  • "Next, decide when, where, and how you plan to vote. In-person, absentee, mail-in, and even early voting are some of the options available! Lastly, and most importantly, know that we are in this space together - we are ALL doing our best to be prepared to make sure our voices are heard in this election."
Grayson Gilcrease

Yara Shahidi has been known to be vocal about the importance of voting - even when she wasn't old enough to vote herself. Between her We Vote Next initiative and her upcoming digital voting series with Freeform, the 20-year-old actor has been working hard to make sure that young voters are educated not only about how they can vote, but why their vote matters. Even her recently re-released "Yarbie," as she and her friends call her Barbie, is a testament to just how motivated she is when it comes to voting. "Let's continue to inspire the next generation and each other," Yara said previously, making sure that her actions reflect what she is most vocal about. Keep reading to see some of Yara's best quotes about voting as election day draws near.


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