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Read How Tech Is Promoting Participation In And Safeguarding The 2020 Election
As our nation focuses on the 2020 election, tech is working to promote civic engagement and empower voters. TechNet companies are providing resources on how to vote safely in each state, ways to find transportation to vote, and how to volunteer at the polls. TechNet member companies are also providing their employees time off to vote in person, if they so choose. Looking for voter information for yourself or your families? Take a moment today and check your voter registration status or learn how to vote in your state. See below for more information about how the tech industry is promoting participation in the 2020 election.
Tech Promotes Participation and Safeguards the 2020 Election
Verizon Media brands will launch new initiatives that provide audiences with detailed instructions on voter registration and help them make informed decisions ahead of this year’s historic election.
Uber announced a national "Get Out The Vote" campaign to help the communities it serves and its employees exercise their right to vote this Election Day.
Okta rolled out a new application that will take users directly to vote.gov, a public website that allows people to find voter registration information in every state, download necessary documents, and learn how to vote safely this year.
As mobile apps disseminate voting information and increasingly support voting activity, Google is ensuring safety and transparency for app users.
This Election season, Lyft is expanding the “Ride to Vote” work they began in 2018 to offer even more free and discounted rides to the polls.
New Steps to Protect the U.S. Elections (Facebook)
Facebook is taking steps to secure the integrity of the U.S. elections by encouraging voting, connect people to authoritative information, and reduce the risks of post-election confusion.
New Steps to Combat Disinformation (Microsoft)
Everything You Need to Know to Vote (Amazon)
What's New in Tech
Over 60% of Voters Believe the 2020 Election Will Directly Affect Their Future Financial Stability, Survey Finds (Credit Karma)
Many Americans see a strong link between the 2020 presidential election and their financial futures, a new Credit Karma survey finds. The nationally representative survey, commissioned in September among U.S. adults, found that well over half of Americans who intend to vote this year (61%) believe their vote in November will have a direct impact on their future financial stability. What’s more, nearly 2 in 5 (38%) voters from the survey consider their finances to be the primary driver behind why they’re voting this year, and one-quarter (25%) say their financial situation will cause them to change how they typically vote. Read more here.
What We're Saying
· TechNet Adds DoorDash's Xu to Executive Council, Re-Appoints Gregoire, Howerton, and Knight, and Welcomes Two New Members. Read the press release here.
· TechNet Welcomes DoorDash's Xu to Executive Council. (The Washington Post) Read this news feature here.
· TechNet Adds Xu to Executive Council, Duolingo and Getaround as Members. (Politico Morning Tech) Read this news feature here.
· Xu Joins TechNet Executive Council, Gregoire, Howerton, Knight Reappointed. (Politico Cybersecurity) Read this news feature here.
· Xu Added To TechNet Executive Council. (The Hill) Read this news feature here.
Before You Start Your Weekend
Few are as true to their belief and identity as Walter Mercado was. Along with Walter's loved ones, Vote.org and WhatsApp are celebrating his unifying presence as we remind voters that the #PowerIsInYourHands. (Facebook)