Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

Jennifer Passas
  • 30 september 2016

With the US election just around the corner all eligible voters are being reminded to register to vote. With state deadlines for voter registration just weeks away a new bot called HelloVote created by the digital rights nonprofit Fight for the Future is hoping to empower the entire US electorate to cast its vote. Text messages have an astounding open rate of 98 percent and the average adult spends 23 hours a week texting, so the potential for voters to register through text or Facebook Messenger is promising.

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