More Americans Than Ever Are Registered To Vote — Thanks, Social Media
TheSkimm, one of many online companies that helped get out the vote, registered nearly 95,000 women.By Stephanie Liebergen | November 4, 2016
A record number of Americans are registered to vote in 2016, and your favorite social media platform might be why.
There's no national database keeping track of the number of registered voters, but political data company TargetSmart tracks state numbers. According to its data, more than 200 million people were registered to vote as of Oct. 25.
A number of popular startups and social media sites have pushed their users to register and to educate themselves about the issues and candidates on this year's ballot.