The past two months have felt uncertain in many ways, but one thing has become crystal clear:
Voting matters more than ever before.
Today, we just announced that we’re working with Vote.org this year to host one of the biggest digital registration rallies of 2020, for an expected five million participants. The rally kicks off with the Webby Nominee Announcement on Tuesday, April 28th and continues through voting for the People’s Voice. It will all culminate with the Webby Winner Announcement and Internet Celebration on Tuesday, May 19th.
“ The global impact of COVID-19 has exposed the importance of competent leadership at every level of government to ensure the health and safety of its citizens.”
During this window, all members of the Webby community and beyond will have the chance to confirm their voter registration status.
Last year’s Webby Awards saw nearly five million people visit the public voting site to cast votes for the best of the Internet, and millions tuned in for the Winners Announcement and show.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Webby Awards to encourage millions of people to check their registration status. There has never been a more important time for voters to have access to digital tools that empower them to participate in our democracy from their home,” said Andrea Hailey, CEO, Vote.org. “With COVID-19, we see election rules and access to voting changing every day. It is critical to ensure every eligible voter in America can have their voice heard this November.”
Make sure you’re prepared to vote in November.