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Boost Mobile Converting Retail Locations as Polling Precincts for Election Day

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As the U.S. Election Day comes closer, hopeful politicians are doing their best to reach the public. But all of these things won't matter anymore once election day starts since each voter already has an idea of whom they want to vote for. To help make sure that every single vote gets counted, Boost Mobile, together with 180LA, have partnered together to make this happen.

The initiative stems from a 2014 report made by the Brennan Center for Justice. According to the report, minority communities were unable to vote because there wasn't enough voting resources and locations. Because of these, they had to wait longer periods of time before they could cast their ballots. With this in mind, Boost Mobile and 180LA have decided to convert Boost Mobile retail locations as a temporary polling place on Election Day. This is the first time that a brand has offered its physical retail branches to become a polling station. Apart from making it more convenient and easier to vote, Boost has volunteered its own employees to man the voting locations on Nov. 8.

As a way of letting the public know about this, Boost has debuted a short documentary, entitled "Boost Your Voice--Equal Access for All." The film depicts common struggles that people from minority and low-income neighborhoods face whenever they go out to vote. The idea has also been implemented in select Boost Mobile stores such as in Southern California counties like Riverside, San Diego and Orange County; and Chicago's Cook County.

These are just a few of the communities Boost hopes to tap before Election Day. As a whole, they have already extended its offer to 817 county election boards throughout the United States. Additionally, they have started a change.org petition so they could gather support for this initiative.


Source: Adage

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  1. Will there be red and blue booths for Verizon and AT&T? :)

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  2. I think Boost should focus on their business.

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    1. Isn't it everyone's business to promote free and unfettered access to locations where voters can more conveniently exercise their democratic rights?

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  3. Way to go Boost! BUT they should just dissolve. Sprint Prepaid & Virgin into "The New Boost"
    Sure a huge overall would cost a lot of money. But streamlining is what Sprint needs badly. *secondly, all sprint prepaid & virgin phones would then be eligible for Boost activation

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  4. Boost IS focusing on their business. What do you think the Boost employees will be doing while the voters wait for one of maybe two booths to open up? Marketing the crap out of them of course. Businesses think of ways to bring people into the stores and this is just another way to get them into and in front of a salesperson. I'm not a fan of Boost but for a former small business owner I see the smarts in this approach.

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  5. I'm glad Boost is giving back to the community in some ways.

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  6. I will never use Boost again. Sprint is owned by a Japanese company which apparently wants to influence the election.
    Urban areas have too many polling locations. It is suburban and rural areas that need more polls.

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    1. WW2 is over, dude!!!

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    2. On the upside it isn't a Chinese company lol

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    3. I agree. No Sprint. No Japan.

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    4. Seems like good old fashioned racism...

      I am kind of thinking we are better off if those who hate Japanese people stay home on Election Day.

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    5. "I will never use Boost again. Sprint is owned by a Japanese company which apparently wants to influence the election."

      Evidence of Boost or others' plans to do this? You know of course it is impossible to influence elections this way.

      You know... Unless you are a birther or a "9-11 truther". In that case, adjust your tinfoil hat.

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    6. I don't use Japanese company because they attacked Hawaii. I am sure they never sorry about WWII.

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    7. I boycott Italian olive oil over what the Romans did to ancient Gaul.

      Never Forget!

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  7. Maybe where you live but in my state rural polling stations have 10 to 30 times less registered voters per station than the most densely populated voting districts. No early voting / voting online or mail in ballot (other than absentee) either.

    I think a dozen states are voting already, last presidential election 30% of the votes were cast in early voting, expected to be more this time.

    Doesn't CA have early voting? IL? May be the better & more economically sensible solution vs. expanding polling places on one day election day.

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    1. California has early voting and vote by mail. I've voted by mail for many years. For early voting I would have to go to City Hall which isn't very convenient (limited, expensive parking) for me and most others.

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  8. How about they just let us all vote by text

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    1. That doesn't seem practical. There are races for 14 offices and over two dozen propositions on my November ballot.

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  9. Wireless companies mixing into government politics......
    How quaint!

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    1. There is nothing in this related to politics. This positive action by Boost Mobile is politically neutral.

      Voting at Boost will remain a private matter, as we do have a secret ballot in America.

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    2. Politically neutral, lol.we're you born last night, or the night before?

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    3. Unless you can provide evidence that Boost plans to rig votes or do anything else political with this, you are lying as well as engaging in juvenile insults.

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    4. Secret ballot? Are you on drugs? No secret this election will be manipulated.

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    5. That is pure fiction.

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  10. Mailed my vote in last week. Going to a polling place is for chumps. Sprint think they can sucker some voters into Boost service.

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    1. A lot of states have no form of mail in or early voting except for absentee ballots. I have to go to a polling place on election day.

      Since Dennis mentioned above that CA has early voting & voting by mail I don't really understand why this initiative is needed in CA, it really starts to just look like a PR/marketing gimmick.

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    2. Aren'the absentee ballots and mail in ballots the same thing?

      The problem with absentee/mail in voting is that the deadline was months ago. Voters who just registered to vote in this election aren't eligible for mail in ballots.

      Boost is offering its stores as polling places nationwide, no only in California.

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    3. In my state Dennis an absentee ballot may only be used for Avery limited group.
      http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html

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    4. I only saw CA & IL mentioned in the article. In any case I hope the staffing of the polling place workers is adequate.

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    5. Adequately trained was what I meant to type above.

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    6. Link above is missing a "l" at this end, sorry. Correct link
      http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html

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  11. Typo. It's precincts.

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  12. Boost is pressuring their dealers to allow voting. I don't appreciate a foreign owned company trying to influence elections. Goodbye Boost and Sprint.

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    1. Missing from the above comment in a linking sentence with evidence of influencing elections. Any at all.

      Implying vote tampering by Sprint is a grave accusation. Go ahead, troll. Show evidence.

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    2. I'm sure the one or two Boost storefront dealers are anxious to see the troll's bluff called on how votes will be tampered with at Boost polling places...

      The Breitbarts aren't very breit are they?

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  13. It's kind of funny that these trolls lie about this great idea being part of an evil conspiracy by Japanese people...

    Something straight out of 1942!

    ...all the while using Chinese phones to post their racist smears.

    On top of the fact that none of the trolls have backed up their claim that this laudable idea by Boost has anything to do with "influencing elections".

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  14. Come on already Sprint, combine all your prepaid companies into "Voost" or Boosty Virgin, lol

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