Getting Out the Vote in the US: TxtVoter and Mobile Voter

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Mar 22, 2006

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This campaign is powered by Mobile Voter and MobileActive Ben Rigby, supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

 Music for America, a nonprofit advocacy for young-voter registration, will kick off a text-messaging campaign this June at concerts around the country. "The text-messaging campaign called TXTVoter, will involve artists such as Green Day, Moon Zappa and Death Cab for Cutie. During performances, participating musicians will call on concertgoers with cell phones to get registered by punching in a word designated by the musicians and then sending it off using a short numerical code. Fans will receive a reply asking them to send their name and address to receive voter registration forms . They'll get an SMS reminder to vote on Election Day."  Great work, Ben.   (Full disclosure: I am on the board of Mobile Voter.)


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