Iconic Quotes for Captioning Your 'I Voted' Pics on Instagram

There are few things more exciting and empowering than voting in your first-ever election, and with young people turning up to vote in record numbers this year, we hope that if you're qualified to vote, that you do.

Want to encourage others to do the same? The best way to do that is to spread the word that you voted. Whether you're showing off your "I Voted" stickers or taking a selfie after you've stepped out of the booth, use one of these powerful Instagram captions to announce the fact that you're making your voice heard.

For making a simple announcement that your ballot is in:

"My vote. My voice."

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For mobilizing anyone and everyone to cast their vote and make a difference:

"Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender."

-Keith Ellison


For that pic of you and your socially distanced voting crew:

"Every election is determined by the people who show up."

-Larry J. Sabato


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For declaring that people's votes determine the course of history:

"If we don't vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future."

-Pat Mitchell


For when the world is going a little wild, but at least you can vote:

"The one thing you've got going: your one vote."

-Shirley Chisholm


For when you feel your vote really matters:

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

-Abraham Lincoln


For that powerful selfie you take after casting your vote:

"Voting is not only our right—it is our power."

-Loung Ung

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For announcing that you've voted for the good of all humankind:

"Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world."

-Sharon Salzberg


For that pic of you fulfilling your patriotic duty:

"Voting is the foundation stone for political action."

-Martin Luther King Jr.


For the pic of you out at the polls, eager to cast your vote:

"I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard."

-Beth Broderick


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For stating you don't want to hear any whining from the non-voters out there:

"If you don't vote, you lose the right to complain."

-George Carlin


For when you voted from your heart and your mind:

"Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one."

-Monica Crowley


For subtly shaming your friends into not wasting their opportunity to vote:

"Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it."

-Susan B. Anthony


For when you aim to make a real change:

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg


For when you're voting because of everything that's at stake:

"Vote like your right to vote depends on it."


Voting for the first time in this election? Click HERE to learn a few things you should know