Meghan Markle has shared a photo of her sporting an ‘I voted’ sticker as she encouraged her fans to cast their ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The midterms, held at the halfway point of each four-year presidential term, sees the Democrats and Republicans fight over seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Dressed in a cream jumper and blue rain jacket the Duchess of Sussex posted on the Archewell website a callout for Americans to join her in the democratic process.
She wrote: “Today is Election Day in the US! Time to get out and vote.
“Text ARCHEWELL to 26797 to find your polling location and make sure you are ready to vote.”
Meghan added some tips for those voting, posting: “Here are some helpful reminders as you prepare to vote.
“Check your polling location and hours, make sure you have the right ID to vote, research what is on your ballot, bring snacks, comfortable shoes, and a book or activity in case lines are long.
“If you’re in line when the polls close, you’re legally allowed to vote, no matter how long the line is, if anyone intimidates or tries to suppress your right to vote, call the voter protection hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.”
In 2020, the Duchess joined a virtual couch party with the United State of Women and When We All Vote online event to talk about why voting is so important.
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It aims to increase voter participation and and to close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting.
The results of the midterms will decide which party controls Congress for the next two years.
Currently held by the Democrats, the Republicans are predicted to make a fierce comeback, although it is common for the party in power to lose seats during the midterms.