Lifestyle Pets I Voted: These Pets Have Already Cast Their Ballots for the 2016 Election These pets helped their owners cast their absentee ballot By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 3, 2016 03:08 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Source: Instagram Election day is drawing near, but for some the voting moment has passed. Absentee ballots across the country are in the mail and waiting to be counted, and these Americans aren’t shy about showing off their early voting pride, posting photos on social media of their “I Voted Early” stickers. Some of these absentee voters are also willing to admit they had a little help with their ballot, turning to their pet for a second opinion. While animals still don’t have the right to vote, it doesn’t stop them from lending a paw. Whether “You’re With Purr” or want to “Make America Fluffy Again,” remember to follow the example of these cats and dogs, and cast your vote!