The Brief: Leading up to the 2020 general election, memes about the voting process and the importance of participating in the democratic process are spreading across social media.

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Days before Nov. 3, as early voting has begun in many states, memes encapsulate some of the manifold experiences of American voters in the 2020 general election. Internet memes about voting in 2020 include critiques of voter suppression, long lines to vote, and issues with the electoral system. People also use memes to encourage their peers to vote and to ask why celebrities are so often compelled to post selfies with their “I voted” stickers on their faces.

Photos of President Donald Trump looking in the direction of his wife, Melania Trump, at the voting booth have been making the rounds as an emerging meme format:

Not sure which was the good one from PresidentialRaceMemes

Classic romcoms reimagined with election-themes:

For those of you who are planning on voting for Kanye 2020:

On the near-irresistible impulse to photograph ourselves with our ballots:

*Record scratch* you’re probably wondering how we got here…

On discrepancies between voting access based on race, location, and other factors:

It looks like comedian Elijah Daniel (who is gay) is trying to use homophobia to trick homophobes into not voting…

Voting during a pandemic hits different.

Voting, now that’s hot.

 

 

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Voting is Hot! 😍 Get out there and #Vote! ❤️💙❤️💙

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Broke: texting your ex. Woke: voting.

 

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TikTok is also full of voting-related content as videos with the hashtags #IVoted, #Vote, and #Vote2020 have accumulated over 2.3 billion views on the app. Popular videos include mainstream celebrities, famous TikTokers, and everyday people encouraging their fellow Americans to vote if they are eligible.

@selenagomez

🍦 #icecream #vote @bp_tiktok

♬ Ice Cream – BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez

Get your jush and vote!

@queenbv59

GET OUT AND GET YOU JUSH….VOTE PEOPLE..#FYP VOTE BIDEN/HARRIS…AND PROUD OF IT.

♬ Everybody get up – tiktok remix

A “twerk for me” voting remix:

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#twerkformechallenge #twerk #challenge #vote #voteblue #affirmations #votechallenge #createtheoutcome

♬ original sound – Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn G

And if you needed yet another reminder to cast your ballot, here it is…