Reddit Sets Slate of Voting in America Ask Me Anything Sessions

The initiative follows its Up the Vote voter-registration drive

Voting in America is aimed at giving Redditors access to information from experts on voting laws and voter rights Reddit
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Reddit is following up on its Up the Vote voter-registration initiative with Voting in America, a series of Ask Me Anything sessions leading up to Election Day in the U.S.

Voting in America is aimed at giving Redditors access to information from experts on voting laws and voter rights, as well as clarity on the process of voting for the first time and voting absentee or by mail.

The list of participants, thus far, includes:

  • Ari Berman, former senior contributing writer for The Nation and fellow at The Nation Institute, as well as author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, TBD.
  • Benjamin Hovland, commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet Help America Vote Act of 2002 requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration, Tuesday, Sept. 1, in r/politics.
  • League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy, TBD.
  • Justin Levitt, scholar of constitutional law and the law of democracy and former deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. ET, r/politics.
  • National Task Force on Election Crises, which aims to ensure a free and fair 2020 presidential election by recommending responses to a range of election crises, TBD.
  • National Voter Registration Day, which was first observed in 2012 and has seen almost 3 million people register to vote on the specific day each year, Sept. 22 (National Voter Registration Day 2020) in r/politics.
  • Steve Simon, secretary of state, Minnesota, and Kim Wyman, secretary of state, Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. ET in r/politics.
  • VoteAmerica, a nonprofit organization founded by a small team of elections and technology experts (including the founders of Vote.org and Vote.gov) who have come together to drive voter turnout, TBD.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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