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
Robert MenendezRobert MenendezOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Menendez rails against Puerto Rico bill for 4 hours on floor Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers MORE (@SenatorMenendez) 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 KaineTim KaineThe Hill's 12:30 Report Clinton’s 9 most likely VP picks Overnight Healthcare: Biggest abortion rights win in 25 years | Justice Kennedy again steps to the left MORE (@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 GallegoPete P. GallegoHispanics look to increase their numbers in Congress Texas Dem seeks 2016 rematch for House Former Texas rep. eyes comeback MORE (@RepPeteGallego) November 5, 2013