Washington state is the first state to get hip to social media for its voter registration. According to the Associated Press, the secretary of state’s office announced today that it will feature an app on its Facebook page letting residents register to vote.
“In this age of social media and more people going online for services, this is a natural way to introduce people to online registration and leverage the power of friends on Facebook to get more people registered,” co-director of elections Shane Hamlin told the Associated Press.
The way the application, which is designed by Microsoft, works is it automatically access the information of users like name and date of birth and the user fills out the additional information from their ID which won’t be accessible by Facebook.
The users not only will be able to vote on Facebook but they will also have the options to “like” and recommend the application to their friends.