She sings, you vote

Olivia Cattabria / art director

Ariana Grande’s walk-in voting tables set a new standard for pop artists, as the new generation can see from their own role model that voting is an important part of this country. A lot of people don’t keep track of current politics, and have no idea when it’s the right time to vote. That’s why it’s so important for someone like Ariana to use her celebrity platform to help lead the next generation into a brighter future. And even if the unstoppable flow of crowd members are under the age to vote, their parents that are tagging along can also take the time to quickly tally their vote. It’s an opportunity for everyone to have a chance to help make this country even better, one vote at a time.

Grande is not pressuring her audience or requiring them to register to vote, but instead giving them an opportunity to do so if they please. Many people are busy during their day-to-day lives and don’t have the time to run to the registrar’s office. They usually cannot leave work or their homes due to other responsibilities, leaving them stranded on Election Day if their voting district doesn’t offer a place for on-site registry.

And for those who don’t walk to the registration table: May it be a reminder, for the parents there to talk to their children about it or for anyone who maybe forgot about how big of a deal it is today.

Today its importance is bigger than ever, with people playing with their power, with memes being made about law enforcement and the news. Voting is no joke, and although Trump’s tweets may give you a laugh or two, all the lives that are depending on certain laws or people to come into focus are between your pencil and the scantron.

While Grande is encouraging her fans to register to vote, she is not pushing them to vote for one specific candidate. Whether you identify as a Democrat, Republican, Independent or another party, Grande is supplying her fans with the opportunity to make that choice.

Although some younger people may view politics as a joke or unimportant, we are the next generation of decision makers. The choices we make affect not only us, but our kids and their kids. By voting, we have the power to create the future we want. Everyone should take advantage of the opportunity.

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