US state 1st with voter registration on Facebook
Washington state has commissioned a Facebook app to provide another avenue for its residents to register to vote. Officials will soon post the software, developed by local company Microsoft, on the Secretary of State's page and allow users to like it in order to spread the word. Once it's ready, residents looking at using it will need to allow Facebook access to their personal info and provide a driver's license number or state ID number, which the social network will use to put them on the voter rolls -- but it would have no access to government databases, according to an election director. The state's current online system already saves up to $2 per voter registration, so on top of getting more out to vote, the new effort should keep even more dollars in the coffers.Filed under: SoftwareWashington to become first US state to enroll voters through Facebook originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Jul 2012 05:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink BBC News | Ars Techn
(AP) — The state of Washington has become the first in the U.S. to offer voter registration on Facebook, as states update their approaches for younger, more connected residents who've come ...
Wed 18 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Washington state is launching a Facebook app to register voters.
Wed 18 Jul 12 from Livescience
As soon as next week, Facebook users in Washington state may register to vote through an app developed by Microsoft. The initiative could mobilize young voters.
Wed 18 Jul 12 from The Christian Science Monitor
Citizens of Washington state will be able to register to vote on their secretary of state's Facebook page as early as next week.
Wed 18 Jul 12 from USA today
With lots of states introducing new laws that make it harder to register to vote, it's refreshing to see one state that's trying to move their voter registration into the 21st century. Starting ...
Wed 18 Jul 12 from Dvice
Washington state has commissioned a Facebook app to provide another avenue for its residents to register to vote. Officials will soon post the software, developed by local company Microsoft, ...
Wed 18 Jul 12 from Engadget
Washington state residents will soon be able to register to vote through Facebook, thanks to a new app announced Tuesday. The app, developed by Microsoft, allows users ...
Wed 18 Jul 12 from The Verge
Washington is to become the first US state to enrol voters via a Facebook app that could be available as early as next week, officials say.
Tue 17 Jul 12 from BBC Technology
State adds social media to 2008 online registration setup.
Tue 17 Jul 12 from Arstechnica
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Facebook users in Washington state will have something else to brag about to their online friends: that they registered to vote on Facebook....
Tue 17 Jul 12 from AP