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Las Vegas, Columbus, and Orlando: Get Ready to Vote with Global Citizen

Courtesy of Ani DiFranco

Are you ready to vote? Global Citizen is coming to help.

Starting Monday, we’ll be traveling to three US cities to host block parties to help voters get to the polls and celebrate our amazing democracy.

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Global Citizen is all about action — and this election season, there’s no action more important than casting a vote.

We’ll be in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 24 and 25; Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 28, and Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 3. 

We’re bringing a host of amazing musicians, including Wale, Vic Mensa, Ani DiFranco, Talib Kweli, Justine Skye, Madame Gandhi, and many more, and free food. There may or may not be taco trucks but we’ll definitely be guac-ing the vote.

And then we'll all go vote — together.

“As we have seen around the world, non-participation in the electoral process represents a serious threat to the notion of citizenship at home and abroad," said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. "Global Citizen is excited to get out and mobilize young people in key states to use their voice,”

“I’m excited to be performing in Orlando for #ShowUpVote," said DiFranco. “I’ve been traveling the country on my VOTE DAMMIT tour and it’s been inspiring to see so many people energized about the idea of participating in the electoral process and breathing new life into our democracy. I hope that this event will help further galvanize young voters in the crucial state of Florida to participate in this and every election."

talib.jpgImage: Courtesy of Talib Kweli

What do you need for early voting? You should check out your state’s guidelines to make sure you’re ready but here’s some useful info:

In Florida, you’ll need to have already registered (the deadline was Oct. 18) and have with you a valid photo ID as well as a signature identification. 

Learn more about voting in Florida here.

In Ohio, all voters need to bring with them one of the following: a valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID, valid photo ID from the state or federal government that has your name and address, a military ID, current utility bill, bank statement or government check that includes you name and current address, or any government document that shows your name and address.

Learn more about voting in Ohio here.

In Nevada, you must already be registered (the deadline was Oct. 18 — check if you’re already registered here.). If you are a first-time voter, or if you registered online or by mail and didn’t include a valid driver’s license number or Social Security number on your application, be sure to bring one of the following:

— a current photo ID that shows your address.
— a copy of your current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your address (except a Voter ID card, which doesn’t count).

Learn more about voting in Nevada here.

Get more details on all three events here.