Viber — one of the world’s leading free messaging apps — has launched REGINA for RegiToVote chatbot. In partnership with the Eleksyon 2022 Koalisyon, the largest non-partisan, multisectoral voter registration coalition, this chatbot aims to guide first-time voters on how to prepare to register to vote, with just under a month to go before voter registration closes on September 30.
The REGINA for RegiToVote chatbot offers the vital information needed to register, like a list of requirements for the application, a directory of poll registration venues, and answers to frequently asked questions. It also helps to verify voter status and even lets users volunteer for the Koalisyon.
After the voter registration ends, the bot will be updated to focus on voter education, sharing key information on the candidates and their platforms on a credible and trustworthy source, and help voters avoid election-related misinformation.
To support the chatbot’s launch, Viber and Eleksyon 2022 Koalisyon are releasing a special voter education-themed sticker pack. The fun colorful sticker pack will feature REGINA and REGIE as the two vibrant and young personalities who will highlight the importance of exercising the right to vote and why making one’s voice heard can help shape the country’s future.
Last May, Viber kicked off its partnership with the Koalisyon by launching RegiToVote: PH for Voter Reg, a community with over 8,000 members who get regular updates on voter registration and other voter information concerning next year’s polls.
“We’re excited to have launched a Viber chatbot to help us reach out to the youth and other first-time voters and encourage them to fulfill the crucial part of their duty as Filipino citizens. We are seeing more younger people expressing their interest to take part in the 2022 national elections. It is important for us to empower them to register to vote first and foremost,” said Paul John Pena, the coalition’s national communications head.
“We are thrilled to launch REGINA for RegiToVote to help Filipinos in deciding the future of their country. With a bot that’s easily accessible in their chats, we hope to encourage more Filipinos to participate in the next election. And registering to vote is the first step in choosing the country’s next set of leaders,” said David Tse, the APAC senior director at Rakuten Viber.
Never underestimate the power of a single vote. Be a registered voter with the help of REGINA for RegiToVote!