By Hilary Weaver. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Instagram.
American voters could hardly escape the celebrity voices telling them to get out and vote during the 2016 U.S. election. But in the case of Israel’s Labor Party election, a celebrity is posing a barrier, of sorts, for party members to cast their votes. Britney Spears is set to perform in Tel Aviv on July 3, the same day as the Israeli Labor Party’s election. Naturally, the Israeli Labor Party, currently led by Isaac Herzog, moved its election to July 4, per Israeli publication Haaretz (as pointed out by Vulture).
Though the party has not yet released the location of the polls, Haaretz notes that party sources assume some votes will be counted at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, opposite where Spears’s concert will take place. Another concern, of course, is that of security; both security guards and stewards will be needed for Spears’s event and the election.
Spears, who has never been known as a loud political voice, has still shown her own appreciation for political figures in the past. In February 2016, she posted a photo with Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, though as Time noted, she later removed the #ImWithHer hashtag from the photo.
In this case, politics and pop culture intersect once more; it seems that there might be some Britney fans among the Labor Party’s loyal voters. Haaretz noted that a party source said there was “some consideration for the party faithful who want to vote in the primary and then watch Britney do her thing.”
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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