Facebook encourages U.S. users to vote in midterm elections


Facebook wants to make sure that those who live in the U.S. get out and vote in the midterm elections.

Atop mobile and desktop News Feeds, Facebook put a prompt allowing users to say they’ve voted, or to obtain more information, such as where to find their polling place and who would be on their ballot.

With this data, Facebook has also put together an live map showing where people have posted their “I’m A Voter” status update, as well as demographic info.

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 7.36.09 AMWhen a U.S. user clicks the “I’m A Voter,” button, they’re led to make a status update showing this:

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 7.33.57 AMReaders: Have you posted about the midterm elections on Facebook?