You can register to vote on the US midterm elections by using Snapchat app. Let’s find out how to register to vote using the new Snapchat app feature.
For mostly first time voters, voting can seem confusing, difficult or even uncomfortable. But, fortunately, in the Internet age, there are ways to make this process much easier, one of which is to use the Snapchat application.
As we know, the current president is elected because many millennials choose not to vote, less than one fifth of 18 to 25 year olds voted in the last midterm elections in 2014. Snapchat released a new feature to encourage their users to register to vote. Snapchat has engaged and youthful user base (100 million active North American users), with this feature it is expected that new voters can easily register to vote.
How to sign up to vote using Snapchat app
- Update your Snapchat app to the latest version
- Make sure you are registering Snapchat using the correct data, such as place and date of birth.
- If you have filled in the date of birth correctly, Snapchat will detect whether you are over 18 years old. If you are over 18 years of age, you will receive a new “Register to vote” link directly in your Snapchat’s profile page.
- Open the “Register to vote” link, and you will be taken to the TurboVote portal an in-app.
- According to Democracy Works, which created TurboVote and partnered with Snapchat for the new in-app feature, TurboVote will also remind users of upcoming elections, registration deadlines, and polling locations.
The registration campaign also available on the Discover pages of some media partners like the Washington Post and Good Luck America. You just have to swipe up to register to vote on the Discover page.
In addition, Snapchat also launched a filter to promote National Voter Registration Day. Snapchat have a curated relevant news stories that will also be linked directly to the registration page, which can be accessed by swiping up.
So that is how to register to vote on the US midterm elections by using Snapchat app. Easy enough isn’t it? You only need to be over the age of 18 when using Snapchat and register through the link provided in your Snapchat profile page.