Facebook Is Teaming Up With TurboVote for National Voter Registration Day

The social network detailed its plans for Election Day, before and after

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday davelogan/iStock

With National Voter Registration Day fast approaching Tuesday, Facebook outlined the steps it is taking before, on and after Election Day to ensure that people in the U.S. are part of the process.

Prior to Nov. 6, Election Day, the social network is teaming up with TurboVote on an initiative to help people register to vote. Facebook said it helped as many as 2 million people in the U.S. register prior to the 2016 election.

Facebook also reminded users about its issues tab, which provides information on where political parties stand on various issues.

On Election Day itself, people will see messages atop their News Feeds reminding them to vote.

And after the votes are counted, the social network’s political features include:

  • Town Hall, a way for people to follow and connect with their local, state and federal representatives.
  • Constituent badges, which enable users to show their elected officials that they are part of the districts they represent.
  • A reminder atop News Feed alerting users to who their current and new representatives are.

Finally, the social network shared the infographic below, detailing its efforts to maintain the integrity of the upcoming elections:

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.