The presidential election is amongst us, as we get ready to enter the year 2020. Most of us have different opinions on the outcome of the 2016 election. Two women decide that year was going to be the last time that, they sit down and observe the turmoil and uproar of any election. Politicking App was not just an idea but an app that can serve as a future backbone for politics and voting.
Millennials vs Voting
Millennials find it hard to find the time to do mail-in ballots when they go to school or work in different states from their hometown. A lot of them complain that they do not have the time to go to the post office in between classes, studying, and working. Some do not even know how to get a mail-in ballot. Millennials were not satisfied with the nominees for each political party and choose to sit this election out. In the 2018 midterm elections, only 31% of millennials went to vote compared to the 51%, who voted in the 2016 presidential election. Does that have to do with millennials not knowing who to vote for?
An App To Save Politics & Voting
Wen-Kuni & Jordan came up with the idea of Politicking App to help millennials and other generation voters to feel confident when casting their votes for the president, senator, mayor, superintendent, or amendments. This is an app that is beneficial for the future of voting and politics. I can honestly admit that when I turned 18 years old and was able to vote. I did not know what to do after my high school helped me to register to vote.
Once my school helped me to register to vote, I was on my own. I was able to vote during the 2012 election, the only person I knew who was running was President Obama for his second term. Before going into my voting poll location, I had to call my mother to tell me who to vote for when it came to senators, mayor, and amendments. I was super confused and overwhelmed with the experience because I did not know what candidates were for or against. If I had the Politicking App back when I first voted maybe, I would have a better experience.
The Politicking App offers multiple different features that cater to you. It first asks you to enter your address to see who’s running in your district, city, and state. Once your information is entered in the app; you will be able to view candidates who are running in your district. The policies that they are for and against, whose voting for them, funding their campaign. “The app also helps hold candidates accountable after the election, by providing with their promises during the campaign and while in the office.” stated by Wen-Kuni. Information is broken down to easier terms for everyone to understand. It will be available for people in New York, Miami, and Boston.
Go Out & Vote!
Politicking App is currently available on Google Play and will be available on iOS soon. Wen-Kuni & Jordan are looking to have the app available to everyone in the 50 states in the future. The future for the app is to provide an outside source that will help you register to vote. If you are not a registered voter in your state. You can follow their ventures on their Instagram. You can help in making this app a huge success and available to everyone by donating on their crowdfunding page.