Just in time for Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day in the U.S., Facebook’s added “Registered to Vote” as a life event for your timeline.
As with the CNN “I’m Voting” Facebook app, the tool’s designed to spread the word about voter registration ahead of the presidential election on Nov. 4. The hope, according to Facebook’s U.S. Politics page, is that it “will result in a more involved and informed citizenry ahead of Election Day.” The tool also offers a link to your state’s election authority if you’ve not already signed up.
To tell all your Facebook friends about your registration, you can go through a multistep process that includes clicking “Life Event,” “Travel & Experiences,” and “Registered to Vote,” or you can just click these words.
YouTube is taking a slightly less proactive stance by getting creators to do the legwork. It’s letting creators add the “Register to Vote” annotation, which links to Google’s registration page, to any of their videos.
Elsewhere, Tumblr has a voter registration button, which you’ll see on your dashboard if you’re in the U.S. Here’s a custom GIF animation to commemorate the occasion.
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