Without endorsing any particular candidate, members of Congress from Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday encouraged their Twitter followers to go vote.
Members of Congress are barred from tweeting about political matters on their official accounts. Many curate multiple handles, one for their reelection and another for their official office.
The polls opened Tuesday in Virginia and New Jersey for the gubernatorial election. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is expected to easily win reelection.
Democracy is not a spectator sport where one can sit back and just give color commentary. It’s an urgent & demanding participatory endeavor.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 5, 2013
In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has consistently led in polling ahead of Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli.
The polls are open – time to get out and vote Virginia!— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 5, 2013
Voters will elect the new Mayor of New York as well in the off-year election.
Polls open today 6am-9pm! Where do you vote? http://t.co/Qr5Wy6kq1b— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) November 5, 2013
Thirty-one state ballot initiatives will also be on the ballots in some states, including Texas.
Today is Election Day in TX. Constitutional amendments & various county bond propositions on the ballot. Don't forget to VOTE!— Pete Gallego (@RepPeteGallego) November 5, 2013