These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
Krispy Kreme is giving a free donut to everyone on election day
The doughnut chain announced on Tuesday that it will give visitors the iconic “I Voted” sticker, as well as a free doughnut, in honor of Election Day on November 3. “If you’re out and about on Election Day, we want to thank you by giving you a free Original Glazed doughnut,” Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena said. “And if you didn’t get your ‘I Voted’ sticker because you voted before election day, we’ve got you covered there too.”Need some free coffee to go alongside that free doughnut? Bold Bean is handing out free cups of coffee -- paid for by Farah & Farah -- at all Bold Bean locations. RELATED: Bold Bean offering free coffee for voters on Nov. 3
NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Casts Her Vote from Space
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut cast her vote in 2020 from some 200 miles above Earth. In a photo posted by NASA, Kate Rubins points to the International Space Station’s “voting booth” where she cast her vote. This is actually Rubins' second time to vote from low-Earth orbit, having cast her first vote from space in 2016 when she was an Expedition 48-49 crew member, NASA said. Voting in space has been possible since 1997 when a bill passed to legally allow voting from space in Texas. Click here to learn more about how astronauts cast their vote from orbit.
Voter turnout in Duval County up compared to 2016 election
Early voting numbers have doubled in Duval County compared to 2016, and voting across the country is breaking records as well. Just nine days away from election day, the US surpassed the total for all early voting in 2016. “The last 5 elections I’ve early voted, so it’s convenient and it should be allowed,” said Jones. The vote by mail number is one million more than the entire by mail for the 2016 general election. Early voters in Duval say they want to beat a likely busy election day.
Bold Bean offering free coffee for voters on Nov. 3
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Farah & Farah has partnered with Bold Bean for Vote Boldly, a campaign created to increase and encourage voter engagement in Jacksonville and key regions throughout Florida. On Nov. 3, Bold Bean is handing out free cups of coffee -- paid for by Farah & Farah -- at all Bold Bean locations. All customers have to do is show their “I Voted” sticker or proof that they voted by mail (a photo or verbal commitment is sufficient) to receive a free cup of their choice. Farah & Farah will pay for $3,000 worth of coffee for the community on Election Day. “It’s vital that everyone votes this year so your support would be amazing!” Eddie Farah, founder and managing partner at Farah & Farah, said.
Support to raise minimum wage in Florida not a sure thing, according to poll
In just over 3 weeks, Floridians will decide if the minimum wage should be raised in the sunshine state. A new poll from the University of North Florida shows a thin margin of support for the measure. Amendment Two, if passed by Florida voters, would slowly raise the minimum wage from the current $8.56 to $10 on Oct. 30 of next year. After that, Amendment Two would see the minimum wage go back to being adjusted for inflation each year. Support for the minimum wage hike appears to be sitting right at the 60% mark, which is the threshold needed to adjust the Florida constitution.
With campus senate approval, the belted kingfisher continues hopeful dive toward becoming the University of Illinois’ new mascot
The 105-to-2 vote, though merely advisory, was a step forward in the long-standing effort to create a mascot for the university that would take the place of Chief Illiniwek, retired by the university in 2007 after the NCAA determined the American Indian-themed image to be “hostile and abusive” (advocates for the Chief reject the charge of racism and refer to him as a “symbol,” not a mascot).chicagotribune.com
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout The outcome of Egypt's presidential election has been known from the start, with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi expected to win a landslide victory. But the big surprise is that there are no lines at polling stations, a development one opposition leader says is revealing. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com