Stop playing Too Human for a few minutes and make yourself a player in November’s presidential election instead.
Beginning next Monday, Xbox Live subscribers can register to vote while using the popular online gaming service.
The innovative feature comes as the result a partnership between Microsoft and Rock the Vote. XBL voter registration will go live just as the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Denver. In a press release, Microsoft describes the surprising move:
A leading gaming and entertainment platform just became a leading platform for change. Microsoft Corp. and Rock the Vote today announced a groundbreaking partnership that will allow Xbox 360 owners to register to vote, participate in presidential polls and voice their opinions to the presidential candidates.
Of the unprecedented partnership with XBL, Rock the Vote’s Heather Smith commented:
Xbox is a natural partner to help us reach out to youth voters. To realize our goal of registering 2 million young Americans by this fall, we need to go where young Americans are, and there’s no doubt in our minds that many are on Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE.
Xbox will be on hand at both conventions to promote the Rock the Vote partnership.
UPDATE: Voter registration will apparently not be finalized through XBL. Rock the Vote will apparently need to mail potential registrants a packet to complete.
By the way, you can link to Rock the Vote from GamePolitics via the link in our right sidebar. We’re about three years ahead of XBL in implementing this…