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Posted on Oct 3, 2020

15 Things Our Favorite TV And Movie Characters Would Probably Say About Voting

"Just vote! What, like it’s hard?” —Elle Woods

1. Michael Scott from The Office:

Michael talking in his office
NBC

"Damn it, guys! I already told you. Voting first, then parkour."

2. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde:

Elle holding her dog and smiling
MGM/ Courtesy Everett Collection

“Just vote! What, like it’s hard?”

3. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter:

Hermione leaning her head onto her hand
Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

"I’m hoping to do some good in the world. That means voting for a leader who would make Dumbledore proud."

4. Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:

Will Smith smiling and holding his hands up
NBC/ Courtesy Everett Collection

"I'm gonna make my Uncle Phil proud by voting. That's the best way to keep your neighborhood fresh."

5. Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation:

Leslie grinning at her desk with frames of powerful women politicians behind her
NBC

"I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior. My most sacred task in the universe is voting. The president is the ultimate role model for the next generation of little girls who will end up on my wall of inspirational women one day! So, you could say voting is the most important thing in my life. Okay, that and JJ’s waffles."

6. T'Challa from Black Panther:

T'Challa sitting on the throne
Matt Kennedy / Walt Disney/ Courtesy Everett Collection

"I have offered Wakanda my blood, sweat, and tears to ensure my home has a worthy leader. Do not neglect your duty. Stand up and do what is right."

7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games:

Katniss standing with an explosion behind her
Murray Close/ Lionsgate/ Courtesy Everett Collection

"I had to incite a whole revolution to get Panem a decent president. All you have to do is vote. Figure it out."

8. Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings:

Gandalf holding his staff
New Line Cinema/ Courtesy Everett Collection

"YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Unless you vote, of course. Then you’re welcome to join the fellowship."

9. Jane Villanueva from Jane the Virgin:

Jane grinning and hold up a glass
The CW / Courtesy Everett Collection

"My abuelos did not immigrate here from Venezuela for me to sit on my butt during elections. I’m proud to live in a country where my voice matters, and I’m not going to throw that away."

10. Edward Cullen from Twilight:

Edward in a collared button-up
Summit Entertainment

"Alice sees this election being the most important one in this country’s history. Why anyone would bet against Alice, I can’t imagine. So whether you’re a human, a vampire, or a werewolf, go out and vote."

11. Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries:

Mia wearing a tiara and strapless ballgown
Disney

"I’ve worked hard to become the best Queen of Genovia I can be. Now, it’s your turn to help your country. You don’t have to take princess lessons, give public speeches, or move around the world like I did. All you have to do is vote!"

12. Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy:

Cristina talking
ABC

"As a doctor, I do my best for my patients. But you need to cut the crap and vote to make sure your government is giving you the best healthcare options."

13. Cher Horowitz from Clueless:

Cher holding up handfuls of shopping bags
Paramount/ Courtesy Everett Collection

"Like you'd ever catch me passing on a chance to register my opinion and make Daddy proud? As if!"

14. Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries:

Bonnie talking
The CW

"Grams taught me that there’s nothing more important in life than taking care of the people you love. The easiest way to do that is vote."

15. And finally, Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon:

Sailor Moon talking with her hands up
TV Asahi

“I am Sailor Moon, the champion of justice. On behalf of the moon, I will punish you if you don’t vote!”

For more information and resources on becoming a voter, check out And Still I Vote.

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