‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed Want You To Vote

'Educate yourself too,' Reed urges, with less than a week until the 2012 presidential election.

While MTV News has been holding its own election of sorts to select the #1 “Twilight” character from Stephenie Meyer’s beloved book series, a much weightier election looms large. On November 6, citizens will cast their ballot for the leader of our country, and whomever you plan to vote for, the stars of everyone’s favorite vampire romance are urging you to get out and pick your president.

“If you ever, ever, ever want to complain about what’s going on in the U.S., you should vote because then you have a right to,” Ashley Greene (also known as Alice Cullen) said with a laugh. “If you want to complain, you should vote.”

Co-star Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie Hale, couldn’t agree more.

“Young people need to vote,” she said. “They need to get out there. Every vote counts.”

Reed cautioned, however, against voting willy-nilly — bone up on the important issues and research your candidate’s stance.

“Educate yourself too,” Reed continued. “Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that. You know, a lot of times we feel we vote because people tell us who to vote for and what to vote for, you vote for whoever your parents vote for. And whatever your decision is, it’s awesome as long as you are educated and you know what you’re voting for.”

I think we can all agree you don’t want to find yourself on the business end of a bloodsucker, so educate yourself and vote!

With the election just days away, stick with MTV’s Power of 12 throughout Tuesday’s voting for results, analysis and reports from Chicago, Boston and New York on election night.