NYC's tech community is coming together to increase voter registration and turnout for both the upcoming election, and for all elections and policy issues in the years to come.
Currently, New York’s voter registration percentage is among the worst in the country and we don’t do much better when it comes to turnout.
We need you to help fix this. Join companies like AppNexus, AOL, Bitly, Etsy, Foursquare, JustWorks, Kickstarter, and Twitter by participating in at least one of the programs below.
Then let the world know by downloading our logo here and putting it on your website or your social media accounts. And don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to! You can fill out this quick form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting is important. Really important. You probably know that already, but way too many Americans don’t do it. By just doing a small amount — joining ongoing efforts and implementing tools that have already been developed — our community can do what it does best: use technology and networks to fix problems.
On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated ﬁeld, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities. Tech:NYC is partnering with National Voter Registration Day and Headcount to provide in-office resources to register employees and other New Yorkers IRL.
Join these companies in closing your office for Election Day and giving your employees an opportunity to vote and get engaged.
Want to know whether you're registered? How to register? Register? Want to figure out who's on the ballot? Where to vote? And, what your rights are? New York City Campaign Finance Board has everything for you... in 16 languages.
HelloVote is a simple, text-based tool that allows people to quickly and easily register to vote.
Vote Plz provides a simple web tool to increase voter registration and access voting resources.
TurboVote is an application that makes voting easy — be it helping you to register, request absentee ballots, and reminding you of important dates and deadlines.
The Skimm has compiled everything you might need to be a smarter voter--from registration information, to fact sheets on candidates, issues, and more. We agree... There are no excuses.
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