Earlier today, Instagram announced a new civic engagement sticker to share excitement around Elections 2019. Now, Snapchat is supporting efforts to get people to the polls and is guiding users to resources provided by the Election Commission of India. Started on March 28, Indian Snapchatters received a Snap from ‘Team Snapchat’ and had access to filters reminding them to check their online voter roll ahead of the deadline. On April 10, a ‘Team Snapchat’ Snap was sent to remind people to look up when their constituency is voting, and Snapchat will also send a Snap in each individual state that includes a link to polling location information hosted on the Electoral Commission of India’s portal. Snapchat has also designed a range of creative tools including filters, stickers, Bitmoji, lenses, and Snap Map integrations, especially for the election. Users can use can also use lenses and filters to express themselves on issues around the elections and share them with friends. Snap Map will offer a new way for its Indian community to check their online voter roll, look up when their State Constituency is voting and encourage them to cast their vote with a ready link to the polling location. Furthermore, in partnership with YLAC India (Young Leaders for Active Citizenship), Snap is also hosting a geo-filter competition to encourage voter engagement and expression for the state elections in Mumbai and Delhi.
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