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Community members entertain voters waiting in line to relieve some election anxiety

Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 19:46:58-05

NORTH NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Community members in North Nashville got creative in order to help ease the election anxiety many voters are facing while they wait in line to cast their ballot.

Angel Adams and her dancer friends were outside three different North Nashville polling locations to entertain those waiting in line to vote and engage in conversations about what they would like to see happen in the future. They called it "#polldance."

"So #polldance gives them an opportunity for these young people to come out and some aren’t old enough to vote but they wanted to be here and be invested in the community," Adams said.

Dancer Navaeh Conley is only 16 years old and while she can't vote just yet she understands the importance of fulfilling your civic duty.

"I really want people to vote and speak their opinions it’s all about what you believe in at the end of the day," Conley said.

Over in Madison, a husband and wife duo captivated voters with music. They're part of the movement "play for the vote."

On Election Day they have about 600 musicians performing across 48 states at different polling locations.

The goal is to make voting as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

"This is probably the most anxiety-inducing election I remember especially for first-time voters. Hopefully, they will think this is a cool experience and that it wasn't so bad" said musician Kaitlyn Raitz with the band Oliver the Crow.

A cool enough experience that will hopefully make these voters want to continue voting in the future.