Facebook debuted its I’m a Voter button during the 2012 U.S. elections, and the social network also deployed the button during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India last month. The initiative is now going worldwide, according to Reuters.
The news service reported that the social network will offer versions of the I’m a Voter button in the elections for the European Parliament next week, as well as upcoming votes in:
The button will also be deployed in the U.S. during November’s midterm congressional elections.
Facebook told Reuters more than 4 million of its users in India clicked on the I’m a Voter button during the country’s recent elections, and Andy Stone, a spokesman in the social network’s office in Washington, D.C., added:
There is a real social multiplier effect. When people see on Facebook that their friends have voted, they themselves are motivated to vote.
Readers: Have you ever used Facebook’s I’m a Voter button? Would you?