Too busy to register to vote? Know someone who says they’re not registered? Say hello to HelloVote, the first text message-based voter-registration tool!
The U.S. Census Bureau found that 15.4% of U.S. citizens over 18, or more than 33 million people, were not registered to vote in the last presidential election. And according to the Pew Research Center, many said they “had no time.” Could HelloVote be a game changer this election? (Tweet this)
Here’s how it works (takes about a minute):
- Voters can either text HelloVote or message it via Facebook Messenger.
- New voters can fill out a form by providing some basic information: name, mailing address and a few state-based questions about eligibility. That’s it.
- If your state accepts instant registration, HelloVote will send forms. If your state does not accept instant registration, HelloVote will mail the completed form for you to sign, along with a pre-addressed stamped envelope to send to your local Board of Elections.
Ready to try it out? Text 384-387 or go to m.me/hellovote in Facebook Messenger. Let us know how HelloVote works for you!