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Win $50K By Getting Your Friends to Check Their Voter Registration

We all know that voting is SUPER important—after watching the debate on Monday, we know you want to make your voice heard through your vote. But when you’re busy studying, socializing and being the #GirlBoss that you are, time can slip by…and suddenly the deadline for registering in your state has passed.

You don’t want this to happen, and neither does VotePlz. They’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative designed to help YOU register to vote. They’ll help you register online, and if your state doesn’t have that option, they’ll mail you the registration form and even pay for the postage! Even better, they’re running a sweepstakes where you can win amazing prizes just for checking if you and your friends are registered.

When you check if you’re registered on VotePlz, you’ll get a referral link that you can pass on to friends, so they can check their status too. Once at least one person uses that link to check their registration, you’ll be entered into the sweepstakes, and you’ll get additional entries (one per referral) up to 25. The prizes are incredible—20 grand prize winners will each receive up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness, up to $50,000 in college scholarships or $25,000 in cash! And 2,000 second prize winners will get a $20 prepaid gift card.

If you’re the competitive type, there are even individual and school leaderboards that show who’s referred the most people to the site. You KNOW your school should be No. 1.

Ready to register? Head to VotePlz.org to get started!

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.