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Contra Costa County’s 2Vote Program: All the cool kids are doing it
Texting program helps high school students register online

If you’ve spent a nanosecond of time with teenagers these days, you know that they are always on their phones. Texting. Snapchatting. Instagramming. Facetiming. Ignoring calls from their parents. Always on their phones.

So how do you get their attention to do things like register to vote? You text them a link to the online voter registration form of course!

Contra Costa County, California, in partnership with their vendor Global Mobile has added a service to their existing text service 2Vote that allows high school students to text the name of their school to 2Vote (28683) and they receive a link to the online voter registration form.

The service is available for all the county’s public, private and charter high school students. Read More…

Feb 17, 2011

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