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Want to vote? Register via your Xbox 360 console

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2008 11:07 User comments (5)

Want to vote? Register via your Xbox 360 console Microsoft has partnered up with Rock the Vote to help the group reach its lofty goal of registering two million under-30 voters in time to vote for the next US Presidential elections.
Starting today, the political advocacy group will enable all Xbox 360 console owners to register to vote through their consoles. Rock the Vote will also introduce PSA video through the Xbox Live Marketplace.

XBL is estimated to have 12 million users, with over 8 of those active on a monthly basis and Rock the Vote is hoping their move will benefit the country. Rock the Vote's executive director Heather Smith added "We need to go where young Americans are, and there's no doubt in our minds that many are on Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE."

On the other side of the spectrum, Microsoft will be hitting both the Democratic and Republican conventions to "educate" politicians on gaming and the Xbox 360's Family Settings which they claim will help keep all inappropriate material out of the reach of those under 17.

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5 user comments

125.8.2008 12:14

Awesome idea if some of our consoles weren't banned!

225.8.2008 15:02

Sounds good to me, I didn't care for registering to vote but if I can do it in a semi-easy manner via my 360 I would probably do it.

Now if only we could vote via the 360 as well that would really help voter turn out. :P

325.8.2008 15:14

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
Sounds good to me, I didn't care for registering to vote but if I can do it in a semi-easy manner via my 360 I would probably do it.

Now if only we could vote via the 360 as well that would really help voter turn out. :P
Who knows? If they designed the voting system well enough they might. Ah, the wonders of technology.

I wonder if you get an achivement for registering...lol I can see it now:

Achivement: Let your voice be heard - 10g :-D
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Aug 2008 @ 15:15

425.8.2008 23:16

i like this idea more ppl need to get out and vote

526.8.2008 5:32

Might I add they also need to check out WHO and WHAT they are voting for and on! Ignorance is no excuse.

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