Washington state: Voter registration on Facebook

Discussion in 'Politics' started by American_Jihad, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. American_Jihad
    Offline

    American_Jihad Flaming Libs/Koranimals

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,743
    Thanks Received:
    1,935
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Gulf of Mex 26.609, -82.220
    Ratings:
    +3,372
    Washington state to become first to offer voter registration on Facebook

    7/18/12
    CNN's Justin Lear and Katelyn Petroka

    (CNN) – Washington will become the first state to offer voter registration via Facebook with a new application to be launched as soon as next week, according to a state election official.

    Once online, the app will be accessible on the secretary of state's Facebook page, said Shane Hamlin, co-director of elections for the state.

    – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker

    – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.

    Washington, which has approximately 3.7 million registered voters, conducts elections entirely by mail and enacted online registration in 2008. Since online registration started, Hamlin said close to 500,000 voter registrations or address changes have been processed.

    Facebook, Washington state and Microsoft have teamed up to create an app that allows users to register on the social media site through the state's new "MyVote" app. The effort came about last fall when Microsoft approached Washington state after Facebook contacted the software giant with the idea.

    When Facebook users download the application, they will have to agree to allow Facebook to access their information, including name and date of birth, which is pre-filled into the voter registration form.

    ---

    Washington state to become first to offer voter registration on Facebook – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
     
  2. buckeye45_73
    Offline

    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    17,094
    Thanks Received:
    1,762
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +6,192
    Well they may have 80 million voters facebook makes up......
    honestly I dont know what to think of this yet.....
     
  3. American_Jihad
    Offline

    American_Jihad Flaming Libs/Koranimals

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,743
    Thanks Received:
    1,935
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Gulf of Mex 26.609, -82.220
    Ratings:
    +3,372
    Wonder how it will be abused...
     

Share This Page