Last week, Selena Gomez made headlines after revealing that the 2020 election would be her first time voting ever.
"Honestly, I'm not ashamed to say this," she admitted in a live broadcast called Voting Power Hour. "But...I'm kind of...This was my first time [voting]."
"I'm going to say that, because I've never felt — and this is so true, and I'm now admitting it to people — like my vote counts," she continued, before adding: "Every vote counts."
And in a video uploaded to Instagram this weekend, Selena opened up further about why she didn't vote in the last election, and said she learned a "huge lesson" from sitting it out.
"I can be brutally honest," the 28-year-old performer says in the video. "I was dealing with a lot of mental health issues and I didn't get the opportunity to vote."
"That was really difficult for me," she went on. "But that actually put a fire under me to be more active than I've ever been, and to never miss a beat, and to make sure that I take time to do that."
"So as hard as that is to admit, it's something that I've learned a huge lesson from."
"Voting is something we should make time for," she concluded in her caption. "And it's never been more important. Take a few minutes today and make a plan to vote with When We All Vote."
BTW, Selena is 100% right when she says that every vote counts. In fact, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was decided by fewer than 80,000 voters — which means that every single voter who tipped the election to Trump could fit inside a football stadium. So yes, every vote can make a difference.