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Easy Way to Remind Your Friends to Vote

11/4/2008 2:07:01 PM

Tags: vote, Sierra Club, text, messaging, voter turnout

The Sierra Club urges people to send text messages reminding their friends to vote.

The director of conservation, Greg Haegel, encouraged people to text messages such as, “Dnt 4gt 2 vote 2day! D planet needz u!” and to visit TXT Out the Vote, a mobile polling Web site.

The sponsor of TXT Out the Vote, CREDO Mobile, released a study with The Students PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) New Voters Project in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame. The study concluded that reminder text messages sent on Election Day increase voter turnout by 4.6 percentage points.

Polling places around the country typically close between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., so there is plenty of time to text reminders to your friends.



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