The Icelandic Pirate Party, one of the largest parties in the country, is calling on election officials to put“Election Pokestops” to encourage young people to vote. In a country where youth voter turnout is at about 50%, the party’s officials hope that lures at Pokestops will encourage younger citizens to come out and vote.

“It would be great to get all parties to come together and pay for this and lure young people to polling places,” said Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a Pirate Party leader. “There could be Pokéstops in the polling place, and I think it would be a clever way to get young people to take part in their democracy.”

The next election date has not yet been set, but the Pirate Party is expected to come out victorious and shape the next Icelandic government.

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