Social Media Platforms Encourage Adults Registering to Vote


Voters are encouraged to participate in the 2020 presidential election through various social media platforms. Graphic by Rufina Chow

In the recent upcoming election, it is now more critical than ever that eligible voters vote. Social media platforms have made it possible for voters to register and vote through easy-access links.
Platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Tik Tok have added links to their app that sends voters directly to a registering page. Not only have platforms opened up the opportunity for voters to register, but larger influencers such as David Dobrik also gave away Teslas to five winners with proof that they were eligible to vote.

Freshman at the University of the Pacific Derrick Roque said, “I believe that this is a great opportunity for voters to be able to have a voice in what happens to the United States of America. In addition to helping out the US, voters were also entered into David Dobrik’s competition. This is a great thing that David Dobrik did because not only is it helping the election, he is also helping five people get a Tesla.”
Influencers use their platform to spread positivity and educate others on the global issues in today’s society. Since this has been a recurring notification, it is almost impossible for eligible voters to ignore the messages.

“I have seen all my favorite YouTubers advocating to get informed and be conscious of both political parties. Not only have most influencers asked their viewers to vote, but they have also provided many relevant facts to help voters make a decision. In doing so, I went on the internet and looked up some pros and cons of voting. After I did a few research, I registered to vote through the link Snapchat gave me,” said Roque.

Now that voters are registered, they must now wait for the voting polls to open up, which will happen on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In the meantime, while voters await this day to approach, presidential debates are going on.