The 2018 election has been getting a lot of hype and attention from the media and from various prominent figures. Getting out to vote is being viewed as something of a necessity in place of it typically getting put out there as something that is positive for your civic duty. In light of the attention that the 2018 election has brought about, there are various networks that are setting up voting coverage. MTV has set up an MTV Election After Party night on their network.
The hosts of the night will be Charlamagne the God and Liza Koshy. Charlamagne Tha God is a household name in entertainment. As one of the co-hosts of the hip-hop morning show, ‘The Breakfast Club,’ on iHeartRadio.
In production, Charlamagne runs his own company, CThaGod World LLC and co-host of Brilliant Idiots a favorite podcast. He has directed and acted in movies like Bodied (2017), on the run eating (2018) and Grow House (2017) to mention but a few.
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Guests during the night will be prominent figures such as Ashanti, Jazz Jennings, and the March for our Lives founders. The after party is scheduled to be broadcast after the Florida polls close. The after party is set up to encourage more young people to vote and to celebrate younger people getting out to vote.
MTV researched the likelihood of younger people getting out to vote. Their research showed that there is a 20% increase in the number of young people telling their friends to vote since the last election. About 84% of people said they were going to attend a vote party after the cast their ballot for the 2018 midterm elections. Around 61% of young people said they would be going with a friend to vote.
MTV set up an ad with Tinder to encourage people to vote. The app will be showing an ad for users of the app to bring a plus one to the polls this year when they go out to vote.
If you want to get free tickets to the MTV Election After Party, go to gofobo.com/mtv. The after party is going to be held at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Gym.