Connect on Social Media
Why social media?
Social media is everywhere! Political events and news are at voters’ fingertips, and now, so are their elected officials. Contacting officials on social media is easier and quicker than sending an email or a letter. Many politicians see social media as a valuable platform for their constituents to suggest improvements and show their support. Officials often use social media to connect with younger demographics, who dominate most social media platforms.
However, you should always be careful and think twice before you post on social media. Watch out for unverified social media accounts, and make sure to fact check yourself before posting something. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to not distribute it.
Why follow elected officials?
Social media is a great way to get to know your elected officials so you can make an informed choice during the next election. Many elected officials post information about their office’s accomplishments, personal stories from their constituents, and dates and times of town halls. It’s worth following your officials whether you agree with them or not. Either way, you’ll have more information about what they are doing and how you feel about them. You can express your support or criticism throughout the term, rather than just at the voting booth.
Which site should I use?
How do I get started?
Here are some ways of how you can use social media to your advantage as a voter:
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