Attend the tour 'Sweetener & # 39; from Ariana Grande? Someone may ask if you are registered to vote.

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By Ludwig Hurtado

Ariana Grande's "Sweetener" tour in the 29 states will feature a voter registration initiative at each stop, making her the new superstar able to motivate viewers to the ballot box. .

The singer debuted with #thankunextgen, a song from her hit song "Thank u, next" during her show in Albany, New York, on March 18, in partnership with a non-partisan non-profit organization that collaborates with musicians to help record voters at concerts. She has also promoted the campaign on Instagram, where she is the most followed woman with 148 million followers.

Sam Hardy, a HeadCount volunteer at the Grande concert on March 20th at TD Garden in Boston, said that she had registered because she was passionate about music but that she was even more passionate about civic engagement.

Hardy, who studies political science at Fordham University, approached fans queuing to buy goods and asked if they were registered to vote.

In Massachusetts, citizens can register to vote at 16 years of age. Hardy said that she had talked to fans aged 12 and 13 only, pleased to get involved in the political process. She then asked them to make the commitment to elect the voters.

Fans who make a promise are added to the HeadCount system, which, according to their country's law, will send them an e-mail at their 16th or 18th birthday, telling them how to register to vote.

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