In this year’s U.S. presidential election, Gen Z will, for the first time, represent one in ten eligible voters — up from 4% in 2016 as more of this young cohort is old enough to head to the polls.
But will Gen Z and their slightly older counterparts, millennials, show up at the ballot box? Bumble wants to help make sure they do! We believe young people — all young people, regardless of political leanings — are the future. But it’s our responsibility to vote if we want a real stake in the future of the country.
Our democracy works best when we all participate, so we’ve added a badge option to your Bumble profile, allowing you to show your pride in civic engagement. Add the ‘I am a voter’ badge to your bio to let your potential matches know you’re committed to casting your ballot in future elections. We hope this will lead to interesting, impassioned — but civil! — conversations.
Head to IAmAVoter.com or text VOTER to 26797 to register to vote in two minutes — less time than you’d spend on a subway platform, updating your iPhone apps, or listening to a song on Spotify! You can also learn more about why voting matters.
We want Bumble users to feel empowered in every part of your lives, and that includes in the voting booth.