Billie Eilish and Leonardo DiCaprio among celebrities urging US fans to vote

Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the famous faces urging fans to vote in the midterm elections.

American celebrities have shared posts and photos on the subject in a bid to encourage greater voter turnout.

Mid-term voting closed on Tuesday, November 8.

In a series of videos on her Instagram Story, pop megastar Eilish reminded fans that “nothing changes without our votes.”

“Voting is a very important way to protect our rights or freedoms and our future…nothing changes without our votes,” she said.

The 20-year-old singer also reminded fans that if they started queuing before the polls closed they could still vote and urged them to stay in line.

In a previous video, she had made “promise the fans to make a plan to vote” saying that what was at stake in the election “scares me”.

Posting a photo of her “I Voted” sticker and a cup of coffee, Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker wrote, “Don’t forget to send in those ballots!

“Early Voting is open now with very generous hours and always the nicest people working and helping out.”

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has shared several links to poll opening times on her social media, also with reminders for people to stay in line at stations.

Hollywood heavyweight DiCaprio has released a selection of video interviews with voters explaining specific community issues and their reasons for voting.

“Voting is one of the most important civic duties we have, ensuring that the issues that affect us most are a priority for the politicians who represent us,” he wrote.

“The impact that voting has on us is enormous, shaping the way our communities work in ways that are often overlooked.”

Other famous faces posted online include singers Idina Menzel, Katy Perry, Lizzo and Selena Gomez, who wrote, “Your voice matters!” on his Instagram story.

The Frozen Menzel star posted a photo with a vote sticker on her forehead next to her husband Aaron Lohr.

“Voting together is so romantic!” she wrote.

Perry added, “I vote for a myriad of reasons (see news) but particularly because Los Angeles is a messy ATM.”

Before the polls closed, actors Mark Ruffalo, Halle Berry and Viola Davis also urged fans to submit their ballots.

“Warriors of Democracy! It’s today,” Marvel star Ruffalo wrote, in the caption of a video on Twitter.

“Make sure your voice is heard and go to the polls to vote. Remember you have the power and we need you.

“Hey everyone… if you haven’t voted yet, make your voice heard tomorrow! Berry said, while Davis called herself a “proud voter.”

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