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Make voting go viral

By Ramya Raghavan

YouTube News And Politics Manager

Today is the first annual National Voter Registration Day in the U.S. and with just six weeks to go before Election Day, there’s never been a better time to register to vote.

A bunch of top creators agree. In honor of Voter Registration Day, they’ve put together their own videos about why it’s important to cast your vote on November 6 -- and why it’s important to register today.

For example, Nerdfighter extraordinaire Hank Green created this appeal which already has more than 150,000 views:

And SoundlyAwake is making his voice -- err, make that voices -- heard on the issue:

You can view these videos and more on the YouTube homepage and our YouTube Politics channel today.

You can also use your own channel and videos to encourage voter registration by using our new Voter Registration annotation. It functions just like a normal annotation but allows you to link out to, a dedicated page where you and your subscribers can register to vote.

You can add this annotation to a video in a few easy steps:
Join other members of the YouTube community to make sure everyone’s voice is heard on Election Day this year.

  1. Go to Edit Video on any of your uploads
  2. At the top of the page, you'll see a tab marked Annotation (fourth tab)
  3. Click "Add Annotation" and select "Cause" at the bottom of the list
  4. Under "Select a Cause" choose "Register to Vote"
  5. Choose the times you want it to appear and click "Save"