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Twitter Helps You Vote for Your Next President

Dave Parrack 28-09-2016

Twitter is doing its best to get as many Americans registered to vote as possible. And its latest initiative makes it easier than ever to register to vote. So much so that you really have no excuse to not get involved.


The 2016 United States presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 8th, 2016. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is set to become the next President of the U.S.A. Which is the very definition of being caught between a rock and a hard place.

This election is likely to be a close run thing, making it more important than ever to vote. Which is why Twitter, in partnership with Rock the Vote, is doing all it can to persuade you to register.

All you need to do is send a Direct Message to Twitter’s @Gov account [No Longer Available] that includes your five-digit ZIP Code. You’ll then get an automatic response detailing your state’s vote registration deadline, and a link to follow to get registered.

#iRegistered With Twitter

Regardless of which candidate you’re likely to vote for (remembering Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are also options), you really should vote. And in order to vote you need to register. Voting is, after all, the only way to have a say in the governance of your country.

Even after you’ve registered, it’s worth keeping an eye on Twitter’s @Gov account. Thanks to partnerships with Pew’s Voting Information Project and Google’s Information Civic API, the @Gov account will be providing additional information on voting in the run up to the election.


You can also tell others you’ve registered by tweeting the hashtag #iRegistered. Your reward being a special 2016 United States presidential election emoji. Which is what you’ve always wanted, obviously.

Have you registered yet? If not, will you be making use of Twitter’s simple method for registering to vote? Whatever your thoughts on the upcoming election, feel free to let us know below!

Image Credit: Shannon McGee via Flickr

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