Launched on Nationwide Voter Registration Day, Zillow Votes helps customers register to vote, view voting deadlines and find out about presidential and congressional candidates.
As Election Day inches nearer, tens of millions of People are checking their voter registration standing and deciding how they’ll forged their poll amid a pandemic. With a lot on the road in November, main shopper manufacturers like Fb, HBO, and Doordash have been utilizing their platforms to coach customers about voting and registering.
The latest brand to join the movement is Zillow with the launch of Zillow Votes. Accessible beginning Sept. 22, Zillow Votes permits customers to examine their voter standing, register to vote, view the 2020 presidential and congressional candidates and find out about their native elected officers.
To start, customers should present their authorized title, tackle and e mail tackle. Subsequent, customers shall be directed to a customized touchdown web page that shows their voter standing, essential voting deadlines and pointers together with hyperlinks to their state’s election board. To find out about presidential and congressional candidates, customers should click on the candidate’s photograph to entry a biography and phone data.
Though anybody can use Zillow Votes, renters who use Zillow Renters to signal their subsequent lease shall be directed to Zillow Votes after finishing their documentation. To cut back any confusion, Zillow will robotically make them details about the jurisdiction the place the lease was signed.
“Research present that the highest explanation for low voter turnout is obstacles to accessible voter registration data,” the press launch learn. “The place some locations require landlords to supply this knowledge to tenants, Zillow has offered this instrument to prospects nationwide as an ordinary characteristic within the rental course of.”
“This extra voter service is one other precious useful resource for renters who use Zillow Leases as a one-stop-shop for all their residence journey wants, providing prospects one central on-line place to look obtainable leases, take a digital tour, apply, submit a background examine, signal a lease, and pay their lease,” it continued.
Customers can revisit the Zillow Votes platform at any time, with out re-entering their data, to get the newest details about voting of their space or resume their analysis about candidates.
Along with serving to with voter registration, Zillow is giving its staff as much as eight hours of paid day off between Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 to vote and/or volunteer on the polls.
“Moving can be a stressful time, and renters have already got so much on their plates. Zillow’s new voter registration useful resource reaffirms our dedication to creating it simpler to maneuver from one residence to the following,” Zillow Chief Company Relations Officer Daybreak Lyon mentioned of Zillow’s dedication to enhancing voter participation.
“The renter voter registration and election useful resource helps our prospects and enhances the sources and paid day off Zillow is offering to our staff to assist them train their proper to vote.”