Election Day 2012: Celebrities Get Out & Vote
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By Angel Lenise November 06, 2012
A banged-out Beyoncé took her oxblood nails to the ballot today, casting her vote for the 2012 Presidential Election.
Kim Kardashian tweeted to her followers on November 5 that she was mailing in her absentee ballot for the Obama-Romney battle, on the same day as momanger Kris Jenner's 57th birthday.
Neil Diamond wanted his fans not to hang up if they got an election call from him. Here he is working the call center at the Obama for America station in Culver City, Calif.
One of our favorite New Yorkers, Sarah Jessica Parker, made an early-morning trek to the poll site near her West Village abode today. This past June, she hosted President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at her home for a $40,000 a plate fundraiser.
GIRLS creator and star Lena Dunham tweeted that she was inspired by the "shade" tweeters gave about her original Election Day outfit that she added a pair of oversized specs and a bright red peacoat.
On the west coast, Ryan Phillippe brought son Deacon along as he cast his vote in Los Angeles, Calif.
Aside from announcing the launch of a full-on lifestyle brand this week, Ivanka Trump headed to the polls. Here's a snapshot of the Romney supporter's morning at the ballot box.
The cast of NBC's new comedy The New Normal showed off their Election Day stickers today. One question: where's Nene Leakes?
Perhaps the hardest working man in showbiz, Ryan Seacrest made sure to have his ballot marked and ready before ending his shift on radio talk show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. And to think, he did it all with a smile.
Chi-town emcee Common mailed off his absentee ballot this week, tweeting to fans that he made sure his voice was heard.
Voting sites were quiet earlier today when Big Boi, half of rapping duo OutKast, set out to become a Georgia voter.
Sassy songstress Mya shared her voting glee this morning, and urged her Twitter followers to text WHERE to RTVOTE to find the polling center nearest them.
Brands got in on the ballot fun too. Opening Ceremony tweeted this KENZO sweater from one of their models, Marc Sebastian, earlier today.
Dwayne Wade's better half, Gabrielle Union, stocked up on the essentials to keep her busy while waiting to vote on Election Day: an official voting manual, Isabel Wilkerson's "The Warmth of Other Suns," and the November 2012 issue of InStyle magazine with a stunning Halle Berry on the cover.
Mitt Romney supporter Stacey Dash pic-stiched her way to the polls, voting early on October 22 in California.
Shonda Rhimes, the masterful mind behind hit ABC dramas "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and "Scandal," shared how excited she was to cast her vote, even with "over-curly hair and cleavage."
"I know its tough out there but PLEASE stay in line. Look at that little face. She needs you...," tweeted "Scandal" star Kerry Washington. The actress took to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she encouraged voters to stand the wait and make sure their voices were heard.
"Mad Men" madame January Jones played it incognito as she showed up to this Studio City, California poll site.
Hip-hop pioneer and businessman Russell Simmons tweeted that he was proud to vote this morning, as he took to the polls and turned in his ballot the old-fashioned way.
Mariah Carey ensured that she was part of the "Triumphant" voting turnout today, giving her fans a peek of her standing in line at the polls.
The day that both ends of the political spectrum have waited for is finally here: November 6, 2012. Following the most expensive presidential campaign in history, Americans are heading to the polls to make sure that their voices are heard — that means celebrities, too. Stars from Beyoncé to Neil Diamond fulfilled their civic duty today by casting their ballot for the next president of the United States. Lucky for us, they shared their right to vote with us on the world wide web. Take a look!Read More ↓