Snapchat's New Voting Feature Could Be The End Of Donald Trump
Voting in 2016 has literally never been easier.
Snapchat and Facebook are helping people register to vote on mobile with new features leading up to the election.
Because let's be real, none of us want to mail in anything or use the archaic websites available to get registered on. What a time to be alive.
Snapchat is partnering up with nonprofit Democracy Works' TurboVote, which supports voter registration. It lets people check their eligibility and register in Snapchat.
Now you can register to #vote in #Snapchat https://t.co/YFKTDIbTxu pic.twitter.com/Z9xQ33KoSs — Rachel Moore (@Rachel_Really) September 23, 2016
Starting on September 15, any Snapchatter in America who's over 18 (which is how old you need to be to vote) will see video ads in Discover and Snapchat Stories that point users to a mobile voter registration webpage powered by TurboVote.
The ads will run until October 7.
Why is Snapchat doing this? It wants to encourage younger people to get off their asses and register. This is such an awesome idea, especially because 63 percent of Snapchat users are between the ages of 18 and 34.
But even if you're not a Snapchat user, you can register through SMS or Facebook Messenger in some states, too.
HelloVote was launched by the nonprofit group Fight For The Future on Thursday, aiming to get more young people to register in the following states where it's available: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts and Virginia.
To be honest, I wish both the chatbot and Snapchat registration portal existed three months ago when I registered. The state registration website is an actual nightmare, and I even had to call up my boyfriend to help me (read: I was just too lazy).
Just in case you're not registered to vote, read this article and STILL need motivation to finally do it, Hillary Clinton is beating Donald Trump in polls by 3 percent as of today.
Obviously, registering to vote is only the first step. We still have to actually leave our houses to vote. But isn't it worth it?
Maybe one day we'll just be able to text our votes in.