Get Out The Vote With Social Media

CARSON CITY, NV - It’s so common these days to see people on their cell phones.

Usually they're doing something else besides making a call.

It’s practically a necessity to stay connected with social media like Facebook or Twitter.

That’s why Nevada's Secretary of State is encouraging everyone to alert their friends and neighbors through social media to register to vote for Nevada's June 12th primary.

“I think Facebook is great because Facebook is so big right now in using social media to get the word out. I would do it,” says Mariane Ortiz, a Western Nevada College Student.
“To have a little reminder either email, Facebook, Tweeting that's helpful,” says Kristen Whitmore, another WNC Student, when asked if she would read such a message on Tuesday.

Certainly most students at Western Nevada College would be plugged into social media and be the ideal group to participate in the statewide social medical voter awareness campaign.

But according to elections officer Shelly Capurro the campaign is designed to attract more than just young voters.

“People whether they are on these sites professionally or personally... even people get on Facebook to their grandkids--so I do think we are reaching a wide variety,” Capurro.

In the one day only campaign, Nevada's Secretary of State is asking Twitter and Facebook users to encourage others to register to vote.

Here in Washoe and other Northern Nevada Counties, you can pull a registration form off line fill it out and mail it or bring it to your local registrar of voters office.

How well Tuesday's state wide social media voter awareness campaign goes will determine whether the Secretary of State's office goes forward with plans for another one day only event before the November Elections.

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