Twitter Eases Voter-Registration Process for Users

Twitter marked National Voter Registration Day with the introduction of an easy way for its users to kick-start the process.

Twitter marked National Voter Registration Day with the introduction of an easy way for its users to kick-start the process.

The social network announced in a blog post that users who send direct messages to its Twitter Government @Gov account will receive automated DM responses with their state’s voter-registration deadlines and personalized links to register.

Twitter also created a #Registered hashtag-triggered emoji, which will provide links to register to any users who click on it.

Twitter added that the @Gov account will begin answering additional questions from voters, such as polling place locations and ballot information, thanks to the social network’s partnership with the Voting Information Project from Pew Research Center and the Google Civic Information API (application-programming interface).

Readers: Are you registered to vote?