"Text to Register to Vote" allows Hoosiers to register on their smart phones

Indiana leaders announced a new initiative called Text to Register to Vote, and many are already looking to get involved.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 6:40 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana leaders announced a new initiative called Text to Register to Vote, and many are already looking to get involved.

Timdrick Stewart is a student at Indiana State University. He says registering is going to be an even easier process.

"With text message, it's kind of universal, so those important issues can actually be sent out and make it like an easier process for students," said Stewart.

With the program, Hoosiers are now able to text the word "Indiana" to 2VOTE (28683).

Once a voter texts the number, they'll receive a link to register to vote, which means you can register right from your smart phone.

Vigo County Clerk Brad Newman says his main goal is to get younger voters involved.

"Anything we can do to have people engaged and their voices heard, we need to be doing it," said Newman.

This new system comes just days after it was announced ISU will have a voting center this year. Newman says he's proud of all students pushing for this goal.

"I think for a lack of better words, they're vibrant and they're doing a lot of good things," said Newman.

Stewart just has one piece of advice for his fellow classmates.

"Get out there and vote," said Stewart.

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