Voter registration is often one of the main barriers that keeps people from voting, so the HelloVote bot is making it as easy as sending some messages to a friend. The bot, which is available through the massively popular Facebook Messenger app, can register American voters for the upcoming federal election directly through the messaging platform.
Beyond the convenience of functioning within an app that many smartphone users already both own and use frequently, HelloVote makes voter registration a simple process that can be done in the time it takes to heat up food during a lunch break. On average, the HelloVote registration process takes just 90 seconds. Further, the app is available and functional in all 50 US states.
As a Facebook-adapted service, the HelloVote system should increase the number of new and young voters in the US.