After the voting disasters we saw during the 2000 election, where widespread malfunctions of voting machines as well as voter intimidation were reported, the American people are angry and ready for change.
And as is becoming so prevalent in today’s society, social media is leading the way in making change. A new organization called #VideoTheVote is helping mobilize people against voter suppression, intimidation, machine malfunctions and even extremely long lines (in the video above, people report waiting up to 6 hours just to cast their ballot).
Regardless of what party or candidate you support, if you encounter problems in your attempt to vote, video your experience and take photos of what you encounter. Tag the videos and photos with the hashtag #VideoTheVote and post to your favorite social media network, particularly Instagram and Twitter.
Even if you don’t use social media, your photos and videos can serve as the proof should a question arise about how your vote was recorded.
Watch the video above to learn more, and visit Video The Vote.