Register Online, Offline And Via Snapchat For November US Election: Here’s How
With 41 days to go for US Election Day on Tuesday, Nov.8, voters can register online and offline or in person for voting.Advertisement
Online Voter Registration
For online registration, if a person is a US citizen above the age of 18, he or she can use their rights to vote. According to NCSL, 31 states and the District of Columbia are offering their services to citizens to register online for voting. A person needs to go to the site mentioned, to the state he or she is from and click on the corresponding registration website.
Vote Registration Via Snapchat
To vote using Snapchat, people have to just click on the pop-up ads that appear on their screens, while reading a news story.
It takes just about a minute to check a person’s eligibility and register. Snapchat has collaborated with non-profit, nonpartisan group Democracy Works for TurboVote.
The app encourage young voters to exercise their right and make a change. “Our country’s democracy thrives on participation. But you can’t participate unless you register to vote. We hope this effort amplifies our community’s voice come November,” said a spokesperson of Snapchat, speaking to Mashable.
The TurboVote campaign started on Sept. 15 and lasts until Oct. 7, so the millennials have just about nine days to register. Celebs like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Ryan Seacrest, Jared Leto, Ciara and Jimmy Fallon are encouraging young voters to register and tell them how it is done.
There is another way voters can register for voting. They can go here, download the form and fill up the National Mail Voter Registration Form. After filling out the form, it has to be sent to the location the particular state.
In-person Voting Registration
Voting rules in the U.S. are different in every state. For in person registrations, a person can register with his state or local election office. You can also register at the department of motor vehicles or Armed services recruitment center (check here).
Overseas And Military Voters
Meanwhile, U.S. citizens living overseas and even military voters, can participate in the US election, if he is living outside the country, or if you’re a service member, service member’s spouse, or eligible family member, you can register to vote and request an absentee ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
According to statistics available with Bipartisan Policy Center, only 57.5 percent Americans exercised their right to vote in the 2012 election.