Tomorrow, as voters all over the United States head to the polls to vote, YouTube is asking people to document their voting experience on video and send their videos in to be featured on the YouTube Elections Hub.
Olivia Ma of YouTube News & Politics writes on the YouTube blog, “We want to see and hear from you tomorrow. Whether you’re vlogging about which candidate you support, capturing footage of the long line at your polling pace, or encouraging your friends to get out of the house and go vote, we’re inviting you to send us your Election Day videos.”
To share your Election Day videos with YouTube, tweet them to @YouTubePolitics or include #YouTubePolitics in the video title. A selection of these tweeted and hashtagged videos will be featured on the YouTube Elections Hub.
YouTube has put together a playlist of some of the voting day videos from 2008, which you can check out below for inspiration if you’re planning on making your own Election Day video tomorrow.
If you are planning to make a video to document your vote, Ma encourages you to “check your state law for guidelines about what polling place activities are allowed where you live, and consult the Citizen Media Law Project’s Documenting Your Vote project before bringing your camera to your voting location.”
The Citizen Media Law Project stresses that, “Because there is no single, national law regulating polling place activities, it is difficult to generalize about what you can and cannot do on Election Day. You must consult your state’s law in order to make sure that your proposed activities are legal.” Check out the video for more information about documenting your vote.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.