Ahead of the election, practice voting in this Minecraft server

At the top of the hill sits a white building with heavy columns, adorned with American flags. Its dome is blocky, like everything in Minecraft, but it still invokes the Capitol building you’d find in DC. Dubbed the voting house, its purpose is just that: a place for players to weigh in on politics as part of an election initiative called Build the Vote.

Build the Vote is a Minecraft server created specifically for young Americans to engage in the voting process. It’s a collaboration between creative company Sid Lee and nonpartisan nonprofit Rock the Vote. Minecraft is already its own kind of social network, one that allows everything from virtual concerts, libraries, and college graduations. For the team’s purposes — to educate without…

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