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Twitter helps you register to vote through direct messages

Engadget logo Engadget 27/09/2016 Jon Fingas
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Twitter is joining the ranks of internet outlets helping you exercise your right to vote. It's allying with Rock the Vote to launch a feature that helps you register in the US through a simple chat assistant. All you do is send a direct message to Twitter Government (@gov) and punch in your ZIP code when asked -- the account will tell you how to register, including a web link for signing up online. If you're a first-time voter and aren't eager to navigate websites to get answers, this could come in handy.

It's just the start, too. The account should eventually help you find your ballot info and polling place. While this won't help you make an informed decision when you're in the voting booth, it'll at least make sure you reach that booth in the first place.

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