Snapchat wants to help you run for office

The messaging app now has software to help you jump into local races.

If you’ve ever had the thought that you could do better than the politicians you see on TV, Snapchat wants to help you get started. A new feature in the photo- and video-sharing app will help US users find local races, connect to recruitment and training organizations, start a campaign hub in the app itself or pass the buck to their friends by nominating someone else.

The release of the new tool highlights how social networks are encouraging young people to engage in the democratic process. In 2020, Snapchat said it helped more than 1 million people register to vote. 

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