How does it feel to be a first-time voter? According to actor and singer Jillian Shea Spaeder, who just turned 18, it's pretty great. "I cast my vote last week and it was wonderful," Jillian tells Girls' Life. "I drove myself to the ballot drop-in box, cast my vote and was so happy. I wore my sticker all day. I was so excited. I got an extra sticker just to put on my guitar." Voting is important to Jillian. She knows that, with her platform of over 500K Instagram followers, she can (and should) speak up and spread the word to other teens and their families. "Even if the person seeing my post is too young to vote, they may repost it where somebody else who can vote will see it," Jill explains. "Or, they'll get invested now, so that when it's their turn to vote they're excited and ready to use their voices." That's why she just directed and starred in It Counts, a short film emphasizing the value of just one vote, working together with her star-studded friend squad including Lilia Buckingham, Jules LeBlanc and Emily Skinner.