Bay Area voters are getting a little more than the opportunity to choose the next president today. Tweeters and Instagrammers are connecting with celebs through vote hashtags and shout outs. If that wasn’t cool enough, Bay Area businesses are granting voters some freebies when sharing vote photos on the web.
Update! Inspired by all the girls giving me shade I’ve added sunglasses and a patriotic peacoat #dress2vote #obama2012
Lena Dunham of the HBO series, Girls, has been known for her political activism on social networks. She began this Instagram hashtag, #dress2vote, and fashionably-inclined voters were sure to participate.
This San Franciscan’s Instagram was shared straight from Everett Middle School at 16th and Church Streets.
Today was my first time voting in person. Obviously it was a TOTAL BLAST. Today also marks the day I launch my campaign to take back the color red from the Republican Party. #gobama #dress2vote cc @lenadunham
Local businesses like do-it-for-you Task Rabbit and request-a-ride Lyft are offering credit to voters who share their vote photo and use hashtags. Shares with #LyftTheVote tags gain $10 credit to their existing Lyft accounts.
When you vote today, share a photo of yourself voting on Twitter, Instagram & tag #lyftthevote to get $10 credit for your next @lyft ride.
Don’t throw away that “I Voted” sticker or voting receipt! You can score some freebies or discounts today with them. Here is a list of stuff you can get, which we will continue to update throughout the day. Behold: – Free 16oz coffee at Whole Foods if you present your voting receipts.