Wen-kuni Ceant and Jordan Wilson are two do-gooders who met at Howard University and created an app designed to help American millennials like themselves get involved in their democracy. From a recent write up in a Forbes article by journalist Liz Coates:
Free mobile app, Politicking … is meant to give Millennials all the information they need to cast an informed vote in elections from the local to the national level.
The app focuses on the ballot, letting users see the actual one they will get on Election Day based on their address. One feature, ELECToRATE, draws on candidates’ past voting records, their political views and their platforms to help users identify which politicians share their ideologies and interests. Politicking also previews amendments and referenda that will be on the ballot and explains them in laymen terms. Another feature, 411, lets users search issues and see where candidates stand on them.
Politicking App seeks to revolutionize the process of voting as we know it. Millions of Americans have the opportunity to represent their stance on critical issues by participating in elections. While polling data provides statistical information on elections, numbers don’t always offer a case for voter participation. The central aim of Politicking App, is to compel millennial voters to participate in elections by providing a social and educational civic engagement platform. Through Politicking, users will have access to comprehensive information on candidate platforms. ballot referendums, election terminology, and polling locations.
Here is a short video of the two social innovators: