Twitter will now assist US citizens to register to vote, will also answer questions about the elections via DMs

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Joining the likes of Google, Square, Facebook and many others in trying to enhance the US elections experience, Twitter will now allow citizens to register for voting. The company has also tied up with several organizations that will answer general questions voters might have via direct messages.

In order to register to vote, just direct message the company’s @Gov Twitter account in order to receive voter registration assistance over private messaging. This whole service is personalised based on your location, as voter registration deadlines vary from state to state. As your location is important, you’ll also have to send in your zip code.

Once you’ve done this, the Twitter will respond to your message with your state’s deadline and a URL to get registered. Apparently, all this is thanks to Twitter’s partnership with Rock the Vote.

While that’s all well and good, voters also have other questions that need answers. To address these, Twitter has partnered with other organizations, including Pew’s Voting Information Project and Google’s Information Civic API. All you have to do is send a DM to the same @Gov account on Twitter with whatever query you have and it will be addressed.

A new #iRegistered emoji has also been released by the micro-blogging website that will let you show off about your readiness for the elections. Others can click on this emoji to get registered themselves.

Source:: http://thetechportal.com/2016/09/28/twitter-will-assist-citizens-register-vote-will-also-answer-questions-elections-via-dms/

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