Snapchat wants to assist you in your goal of being better than the politicians you see on television. If you've ever thought you could do better as a person than politicians, Snapchat can assist. New features in the photo- and video-sharing app will assist US users in finding local races, connecting to recruitment and training organizations, starting a campaign hub in app itself, or passing the responsibility on to friends by nominating someone else.
The release of the new tool demonstrates how social networks are assisting young people in participating in the democratic process. Snapchat claims to have assisted more than 1 million people to register to vote in 2020.
Starting Tuesday, you can navigate down from the main camera screen to locate the Run for Office mini in the Snapchat app. Mini is another term that parent company Snap employs for an in-app game or program. Snap unveiled the new feature in a blog post, in which it stated that you'll be able to see the steps you need to get on the ballot, including required signatures and filing deadlines, as well as the software's capabilities.
"We hope that the 'Run for Office' mini introduces the idea that no matter who you are, where you come from, you can make a difference in your local community by running for office based on the issues they care most about," said Sofia Gross, Snap's head of policy partnerships and social impact, in an emailed statement.
You may filter by issue when searching for open positions, so you can find a role tailored to your needs and interests. In the mini's campaign hub, you'll find deadlines and signature sections.
Snapchat will also use the program to connect you with organizations like Emerge America and New American Leaders for more in-depth training.