MIAMI (CelebrityAccess) — As the final act of MTV’s “+1 the Vote” voter turnout campaign for the mid-term elections, the broadcaster announced a series of new initiatives and plans for an “Election Afterparty” at Miami Dade College (MDC) on Tuesday, November 6th from 7PM to 10PM ET.
The event is set to be the largest youth-focused election party in the country and will feature performances by Fat Joe, PRETTYMUCH, DJ Nasty and Lauren Jauregui. The “Afterparty” kicks off when the polls close in Florida and will celebrate the efforts of young people across the nation getting out the vote.
“+1 the Vote” was created to leverage the power of social media and networking to help drive turnout in the historically low young voter segment.
As part of the final phase of the campaign, MTV and Civic Nation’s #VoteTogether – with support from “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi and “Eighteenx18” – partnered to advocate for youth voter participation by funding parties at the polls in all 50 states.
The first party took place on October 20th in Fresno, CA, and attracted hundreds of young voters, and similar events are planned for the weeks leading to the “Election Afterparty.”
Additionally, MTV will roll out a series of new Spanish-language PSAs encouraging young people to register and vote, and launch an interactive election map profiling young candidates and activists across the country.
MTV News also launched an ‘explainer’ series highlighting leading artists and celebrities breaking down the importance of the midterm elections – the first of which includes Olympic star Adam Rippon.
They will continue to roll out videos through election night that will feature Macklemore, R&B Duo Chloe & Halle, and Lauren Jauregui.
MTV’s “Election Afterparty” is an 18+ event and is first come, first serve subject to capacity.