Facebook is launching the largest voting campaign in American history, with a goal of helping 4 million people register to vote this year. In a democracy, voting is the ultimate way we hold our leaders accountable and make sure the country is heading in the direction we want. Here’s an op-ed with more details on our upcoming effort.
Facebook, Instagram Voting details
To achieve this, the Facebook team creating a new Voting Information Center with authoritative information, including how and when to vote, as well as details about voter registration, voting by mail, and information about early voting. also include posts from state election officials and verified local election authorities. We’ll show this center at the top of the Facebook News Feed and on Instagram to make sure everyone gets a chance to see it.
Overall, we expect more than 160 million people in the United States will see authoritative information on Facebook about how to vote in the general election from July through November. This is in addition to reminders to register, information about voting by mail, and Election Day reminders that we’ve run through the primaries and will run for the general election as well.