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Lee Hyori, Super Junior, Minzy, Sooyoung Vote in Korean Elections

June 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT

Doing their civic duty! It's election day in South Korea and the nation's favourite stars have been showing their support by heading out to the polls to elect their local government leaders.

In the past, Korean idols have been tight lipped about their political opinions, but in the age of social media, the likes of Lee Hyori, Girls Generation's Sooyoung and Super Junior's Heechul and Ryeowook are being much more vocal about their leanings.

Vote power! Girls' Generation's Sooyoung proudly posed at her local polling station on June 4 Credit: Instagram

Vote power! Girls' Generation's Sooyoung proudly posed at her local polling station on June 4
Credit: Instagram

Passionate political activist Hyori, 35, tweeted on Wednesday, June 4, "I rock because I can vote!".

Chansung of 2PM tweeted, "Finally, local election day is tomorrow! Let’s vote everyone! You can’t say anything about the result if you just condone your right as a voter. As soon as you become apathetic, you’re giving up your own sovereignty. Let’s make use of this golden opportunity." He accompanied the passionate statement with a photo of himself wearing a voting stamp on his wrist.

2NE1's Minzy (pictured left at a local polling station in Seoul) urged her followers to vote, while 4Minute's Sohyun, right, took a proud selfie with her voting receipt Credit: Instagram, Twitter

2NE1's Minzy (pictured left at a local polling station in Seoul) urged her followers to vote, while 4Minute's Sohyun, right, took a proud selfie with her voting receipt
Credit: Instagram, Twitter

Did it! 2PM's Chansung flaunted the voter's stamp on his wrist in a selfie Credit: Twitter

Did it! 2PM's Chansung flaunted the voter's stamp on his wrist in a selfie
Credit: Twitter

SHINee's Jonghyun tweeted a similar sentiment quoting Plato. "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors," the 24-year-old wrote.

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Female stars including miss A's Suzy, 4Minute singer Sohyun, 2NE1's Minzy, f(x)'s Sulli and Krystal, Girl's Day and A Pink's Naeun and Namjoo all proudly got involved, sharing their actions on Twitter and Instagram.

Super Junior members Heechul and Ryeowook proudly posed for selfies after casting their votes Credit: Twitter

Super Junior members Heechul and Ryeowook proudly posed for selfies after casting their votes
Credit: Twitter

This year was a special election day for many idols as those born in 1994 and before June 5, 1995 could vote for the first time. EXO's Kai and Sehun, VIXX's Hyuk, Teen Top's Niel, BTOB hunk Ilhoon and GOT7 star Jr were just some of the male idols that were allowed at the polls this year.

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