It’s no secret that the youth turnout at elections in both the UK and the US has historically been pretty low (although that doesn’t mean that young people aren’t making a difference). However, Billie Eilish is looking to turn that around by encouraging her fans to register to vote.
Having urged fans to vote on Super Tuesday earlier this week – which saw wins for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries – Eilish has now announced that she will be joined by HeadCount on her upcoming “WHERE DO WE GO?” world tour.
On the tour, HeadCount, a non-partisan organisation aiming to improve voter turnout, will be registering voters and answering questions on the voting process, as part of a scheme dubbed “WHERE DO WE VOTE?” (we see what you did there).
“Like a lot of you I am going to be voting for the first time,” Eilish said in the video posted to social media earlier in the week. “And so are you, and you’ve got to make sure you’re registered to vote already.”
In 2019, when the organisation teamed up with Eilish for her “When We Fall Asleep” tour, it also pointed out that those under 18 and not eligible to vote yet can still pledge to be a voter.
Billie Eilish’s “WHERE DO WE GO?” tour begins in Miami March 9, running to May 17 in the US and then spanning several continents up until September 7, when it concludes in Jakarta.