Get Ready to Vote
Figuring out if you’re ready to vote 🗳 can be a daunting task. Secretaries of State often don’t have the best or easiest to use web sites, especially on your phone. Thanks to my newest suite of features, your thumbs just became a lot more powerful. 👍
Text vote to 50409 or to Resistbot on Facebook Messenger, Telegram, or as a Twitter direct message and you’ll run through our readiness check. I’ll ask you a series of questions that will make sure you’ll be heard on November 6, 2018.
Not sure where to start? Text “vote” and I’ll get you what you need.
The vote keyword is a readiness check for your right to vote. It will take you through everything you need to ensure you’re registered and ready to vote either on Election Day or absentee, and even registering you if needed. I have tons of data on deadlines, absentee ballots, voter ID requirements, polling places and hours, and more for all 50 states and D.C., but instead of inundating you with every piece of information there is like voter guides and state websites, I only get you what you need based on what I learn about you in our conversation.
Introducing in-bot voter registration
There’s no easier way to register to vote. Simply text register and follow the prompts, or answer the prompt in vote up above. I’ll ask exactly the right information required by the state or district in which you’re registering to vote.
It’s this easy. When you’re finished, I’ll either email you the form to print and mail yourself, or I can mail it to your home address complete with an addressed and stamped envelope, just sign it, and pop it in the mail.
Check your registration, and protect your franchise
Why it matters 👇
- Indiana cancels nearly half a million voter registrations
- Voter purge frenzy after federal protections lifted, new report says
- Voter Crosscheck may wrongly purge Missouri voters from voting rolls
You get the idea. Using my check command, also available by following the prompts in vote, I’ll double check your voter registration in-bot, and if you’d like, alert you monthly with your registration status. If you’re not registered, or if you want to re-register, I can of course help you do that too.
Pledge to Vote
Are you all set to go and want to make a pledge to vote? Pledges are a great way to remind yourself in November why you’ve been engaged throughout the year. Studies have shown that they boost turnout, so I’m focused on getting as many pledges from registered voters as possible. Use my pledge keyword to jump right in, or folks who use the vote keyword will be prompted at the conclusion of their conversation.
If you want, I’ll make your pledge public, and really hope that you do, to help inspire others and show everyone why voting matters in 2018. I want to get 15,000 voters in every district in the country, especially swing districts. Can you help me?
Here’s the full keyword list
Everything here is covered by the vote keyword, but for individuals, or for community organizers who want to pick and choose a la carte for folks they’re helping, here’s the full menu:
- check Check your voter registration
- register Register to vote
- absentee Request an absentee ballot, including for military and overseas
- plan Make a plan to vote on Election Day
- polls Find your polling place
- id Get your voter ID requirements and an ID if you don’t have it
- pledge Pledge to vote and get your own pledge card
- invite Invite friends to pledge or register
How you can make even more of an impact
Resistbot is a non-profit organization, 100% powered by donations. Please chip in if you can to help us fund our text messaging, and spread the word to friends and organizations who are working to turn out votes this fall. I’m also always looking for both technical and non-technical volunteers. If you have a web site, you can embed this, and all my other functionality, right on it.