We’ve got great news. In a recent article, Facebook announced that they’re conducting the largest voting information campaign in American History! Their goal is to help over 4 million voters register this year using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. This information makes it convenient with a click of a button while enjoying the apps even for phone users.
Facebook is using their platform to help every eligible voter in the US, and this is huge because of recent changes on the voting process due to the Pandemic. In addition to being a sacred right it’s imperative that everyone who is eligible to vote registers to vote and votes to hold their elected officials accountable.
How this works:
- People can access the Voting Information Center from the menu section on Facebook and Instagram
- You can check whether you are registered to vote or not, and if you aren’t it gives you a direct link to the state website so you can register
- You can check if your state has expanded vote by mail options and request absentee or mail-in ballots from your state if it’s available
- It will also let you know if a deadline is approaching so you won’t miss it
How awesome is this?!
Facebook is also launching “Voting Alerts”, which helps state and local election authorities reach their constituents with important updates about voting. The federal government estimates there are 3 million US citizens living abroad who are eligible to vote including those in the military. Facebook is also offering free ad credits to state election authorities in all 50 states.
State election officials tell us they are having difficulty recruiting poll workers due to the health concerns regarding COVID-19. The app allows you to sign up as a poll worker in your district. I signed up the other day, we’re closing the office on Nov 3rd to ensure people can vote in person if they chose to. Be sure you have a plan to vote early, vote by mail, absentee voting and going in person are all good choices, just be sure to vote. The precautions necessary to make sure people who come to vote will be in place.