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Sep. 20, 2016 12:57 pm

The Clinton campaign rolled out an online voter registration tool for Pa. millennials

The site is a spiffier, mobile-friendly version of the Pennsylvania Department of State's voter registration form. We approve.
Hillary Clinton gave the registration platform a shoutout from a rally at Temple University.

Hillary Clinton gave the registration platform a shoutout from a rally at Temple University.

(Screenshot via YouTube)

According to RockTheVote.org, Pennsylvania is the only state in the country where citizens can register to vote without having to get off the couch.

What that means is that our neighbors across state lines (take that, New Jersey) have to *extremely millennial voice* literally print out a form, fill it out and take it somewhere.

Well, in a bid to reach out to younger, unregistered voters — and during a speech at Temple University specifically targeted at them — the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, announced the official launch of IWillVote.com, an online platform for end-to-end voter registration.

The site is really just a rehashing of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online voter registration system. What’s the key change? This one is a mobile-friendly and perhaps a bit more aesthetic version, built from the Department’s nonpartisan, open API offered to the public.

“Go to IWillVote.com and register today,” said Clinton at an event today at Temple’s Mitten Hall. “Register your friends. Register everyone you know.”

As the deadline for the upcoming presidential elections nears — that’s Oct. 11, btw — the Clinton camp said the tool would be used by volunteers and supporters to sign up unregistered voters across the state.

Closer to the big Nov. 8 face-off, the site will also direct voters to their polling places.

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