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  • Voter brings Tinder-style swiping to politics
  • Voter brings Tinder-style swiping to politics
    Yutaka Seki (2015) ©
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Voter brings Tinder-style swiping to politics

People are increasingly apathetic when it comes to politics, and it’s particularly prevalent among the young; the 2010 US midterm elections saw just 21% of 18- to 24-year-olds cast their ballots. Can Voter increase participation by bringing Tinder-style swiping to the political process?

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