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T-Shirts Encourage the Youth to Register


Rock the Vote wants you to wear your convictions for the coming elections. Well, not really. Rock the Vote is actually using QR codes printed on t-shirts to help more people register to vote.

Users can use their smartphones and scan the QR codes on the shirts. They will be taken to the Scan to Vote Web site here at http://www.scantovote.org/, where they will be given a walkthrough on how to register to vote online.

The Scan to Vote campaign is one of Rock the Vote’s many campaigns that aims to have 1.5 million new voters for the upcoming election. You can do your share by buying the t-shirts for only $28! When you wear the t-shirt, you become a hotspot for voter registration. Not bad huh?

Always forward thinking, Rock the Vote has been at the forefront of using various technologies to make young people more aware and get more involved with politics and the electoral process. Rock the vote was first launched in the 1990s and they were the first to use a telephone voter registration system.

More than the QR coded t-shirts; Rock the Vote also encourages you to share your registration on Facebook and Twitter. The organization is looking to make the hash tag #scantovote trending until November.

Rock the Vote explains that only ten states allow online voters registration. For residents in other states, the form instantly fills out a paper form. The filled out form is e-mailed to the registrant. They would have to print it out and sign it before mailing it.

BeQRious have already reported on Rock the Vote’s plan to use QR codes on t-shirts before. It is great that it has actually pushed through. We have also written about the use of both QR codes and social media in politics and electoral campaigns here. We think that it is great that more and more organizations are seeing the power of QR codes to help their causes. It is proof that QR codes are not just for marketing.

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