Today is Election Day in the United States and that means that by the end of the evening (if all goes well and doesn’t repeat the past few elections) we should know who the next President of the United States will be. It’s a historic election and that’s why there will be more voters then ever before in the history of the country.
In continuing with their push for encouraging users to vote, Facebook has updated their homepage with a new design, posted a voter tally count at the top of the newsfeed, and has created a Facebook election page. When users press the “I voted” button at the top of the newsfeed or on the election page, each user’s status is updated. As usual many other sites including Google and MySpace are offering election services.
The election page by Facebook helps users to find polling locations, register in a few remaining states where registration is open, and encourage their friends to get out and vote. I’ve provided screenshots of Facebook’s election promotions below. Will you be voting this election day? I know a surprising number that aren’t but so far over 2.59 million Facebook users have claimed to have voted.
It will be exciting to see the final number of Facebook users who’ve voted as well as watch the election results tonight!
Updated Homepage Screenshot
Election Page Newsfeed Promotion
Election Page Screenshot