Encourage visitors to your site to make their voices heard with the new HelloVote voter-registration tool.
Registering to Vote in the 2016 US Election Just Got Easier
As a company whose mission is to democratize publishing, we believe strongly in helping everyone in our community make their voice heard regardless of their political affiliation. So we’ve teamed up with HelloVote to make it easy to register for the upcoming elections in the US — right here on WordPress.com.
Introducing a quick, easy way to register
The election might be mere weeks away, but it’s not too late to register. HelloVote is a sleek voter-registration tool that allows any US-based visitors to your site to register to vote or check their registration status. If you activate the tool, anyone from the US will see a small box at the bottom-right corner of your site where, by entering their phone number, they’ll be able to complete their registration (or verify they’re already registered) in under a minute.
The tool will be automatically disabled on October 12, when registration closes across a large swath of states. While we hope many WordPress.com site owners use this feature to get their audience engaged in the upcoming election, we leave this choice entirely up to you. To activate the HelloVote registration tool, simply head to your site settings and enable the “US Voter Registration Form” setting at the bottom of the first section:
We also invite you to use this tool yourself — and encourage others to follow your example.
Excellent, WordPress & Hello Vote! Great step to a True Democracy. Over here, we’re already Registered to Vote by default as Citizens, but not everyone does, though all you need to do is to SHOW UP with an ID and VOTE. All our forefathers (and mothers) worked their hex codes off to get us here, so please vote, EVERYONE. /btw I think I speak for a lot of people across OCEANS when I say please let us vote (you know what I mean. This is crazy). /Stockholm
This is a great feature. If every WordPress domain/blog enabled this registration button, and each site only had one person who responded and voted, there would be MILLIONS of new voters! (Google tells me that there are more than 74 million WordPress sites. Wow.) Thanks, WordPress, for doing your part in encouraging democracy.