CNET: Snapchat says it’s helped over 1 million people register to vote

CNET: Snapchat says it’s helped over 1 million people register to vote. “The popular app, known for its disappearing messages and face filters, estimates 56% of the people it helped register this year are first-time voters and nearly 65% are between 18 and 24. For the 2020 election, Snapchat parent company Snap said it’s created tools to help people register to vote, learn about voting options and make a plan to cast their ballot.”

Facebook election turnout: Company says it has already registered 2.5 million Americans to vote (USA Today)

USA Today: Facebook election turnout: Company says it has already registered 2.5 million Americans to vote. “Facebook, which pledged to register 4 million voters ahead of the November election, says it’s more than halfway to its goal, logging 2.5 million registrations from Facebook, Instagram and Messenger users. The ballot-box push has already surpassed the 2 million new registrations Facebook estimates it racked up in the 2016 and 2018 elections, the company said. The figure is derived from conversion rates Facebook calculated from a few states it partnered with.”

Engadget: Facebook is running a national ad campaign to encourage voting

Engadget: Facebook is running a national ad campaign to encourage voting. “Facebook is launching a national consumer awareness ad campaign around voting and registration that includes a ‘vote-a-thon’ and in-app consumer marketing campaign. It’s the continuation of a program that Facebook said that has helped 2.5 million people register to vote so far this year, with the aim of registering 4 million people before the November 3rd election date.”

Tech Transparency Project: Facebook Scaled Back Voter Registration Kickoff

Tech Transparency Project: Facebook Scaled Back Voter Registration Kickoff. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in mid-June that his company would embark on the ‘largest voting information campaign in American history,’ with a goal of helping 4 million people register to vote…. But the effort got off to a slow and halting start, according to Facebook emails to state officials obtained by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), amid baseless Trump campaign complaints that the initiative was meant to help Joe Biden. Facebook quietly scaled back an initial registration drive over the July 4 weekend from two days to one and limited it to Facebook instead of extending it to Instagram and Facebook Messenger as originally planned, according to the emails, which were obtained through open records requests.”

The Civics Center: New Voter Registrations Have Plummeted Due to COVID-19

The Civics Center: New Voter Registrations Have Plummeted Due to COVID-19. “Voter registration rates in April and May of 2020 have plummeted in relation to the rates in the same months in 2016. Declines in voter registration rates have been as significant as 75% in some states. This decrease is likely credited to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has caused the closure of schools and offices including many DMVs and the cancellation of nearly all spring in-person voter registration drives.”

CNN: Snapchat is trying to help potential voters get registered

CNN: Snapchat is trying to help potential voters get registered. “Snapchat estimates it may have helped over 418,000 users register to vote. The social media company has a core audience of young adults and teens, and roughly 57% of the people who moved to register were between the ages of 18 and 24, the company said on Tuesday.”

Neowin: Twitter, Snapchat, and Tinder begin encouraging users to sign up to vote

Neowin: Twitter, Snapchat, and Tinder begin encouraging users to sign up to vote . “With the U.S. midterms quickly approaching, tech firms have ramped up efforts to get more people participating in the elections. Twitter, Snapchat, and Tinder are now running their own unique campaigns on their respective platforms which aim to get U.S. users to register to vote in time for election day on Tuesday, November 6.”

750 KXL: Oregon Using Facebook To Remind Inactive Voters To Register

750 KXL: Oregon Using Facebook To Remind Inactive Voters To Register. “In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon is instead using Facebook to bolster voter participation by contacting inactive voters to remind them to update their registration.”

Arizona: Secretary Reagan unveils new real-time voter registration information tool

Arizona: Secretary Reagan unveils new real-time voter registration information tool . “A brand new tool for monitoring the number of Arizona voters in real-time has been released by Secretary of State Michele Reagan. The Voter Stats Dashboard displays registration data allowing users to observe trends by party and county from 2007 to the most recent report. The innovative tool aggregates statistical and demographic data of Arizona’s registered voters by county and forecasts future registration levels of partisan affiliation. The forecast is made to January 2021 and the time series is adjusted to consider yearly seasonality effects.”