If you’ve ever thought that you could do better than the politicians you see on TV,would like to make it easier for you to get started. A new feature in the photo and video sharing app will help US users find local races, connect with recruiting and training organizations, start a campaign hub in the app itself, or give the money to their friends by nominating someone else.
Starting Tuesday, you can scroll down from the main camera screen in the Snapchat app to find “Run for Office Mini”. Mini is another word that parent company Snap uses for an in-app game or program. Snap announced the new feature on a blog post where you can even see the steps you need to take for the ballot, including the required signatures and submission deadlines, through the software.
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“We hope the introduction of the ‘Run for Office’ mini changes the idea of who can be in office – that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can make a difference in your local community by being yourself based on the issues that matter most to them, “said Sofia Gross, Snap’s head of Policy Partnerships and Social Impact, in a statement emailed.
When searching for vacancies, you can filter by topic to find a role tailored to your concerns and interests. In the campaign hub of the mini you will find the submission deadlines and signatures.
Snapchat will also use the program to connect you with organizations like Emerge America and New American Leaders for deeper training.