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The registration application was developed by the state of Washington, Facebook and Microsoft

The state of Washington will be the first to offer a voter registration option on Facebook as soon as next week.
Washington state citizens will soon have the option to register to vote on Facebook via an application on the Secretary of State's Facebook page. The application was developed by the state of Washington, Facebook and Microsoft. 
"In this age of social media and more people going online for services, this is a natural way to introduce people to online registration and leverage the power of friends on Facebook to get more people registered," said Shane Hamlin, co-director of elections. 
Here's how it works: Washington residents go to the secretary of state's Facebook page and click on the registration application. They will agree to let Facebook access their information, and their name and date of birth will be added automatically to their registration form. Then, residents will have to provide a driver's license or state ID number. 
In addition to registering to vote, Washington state citizens can obtain information on candidates to help them make voting-related decisions. 
"We are excited that citizens in Washington state will be able to register to vote and review useful voting information on Facebook," said Andrew Noyes, Facebook spokesman. 
For those worried about Facebook accessing private information for the voter registration form, it's been noted that Facebook doesn't have access to the state's database. The only information Facebook uses is your name and date of birth. 
The Washington state voter registration form on Facebook is expected to launch next week. 

Source: The Orange County Register

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RE: Translation
By EnzoFX on 7/18/2012 8:04:12 PM , Rating: -1
Seriously. These DT idiots having a laugh are tools. Let's discourage thousands of voters because of a handful of reported cases of voter fraud spanning decades. Wow. Aren't the Republithugs supposed to be the more rational ones? Garbage.

Oh and sure, that cartoon is related. Because when you vote you're providing some form of payment that can be stolen... Not to mention that they want to make it harder for some to get this voting ID. Voter fraud is not a problem, all you have to do is look at turnout, it is piss poor. We need to fix it by encouraging people to vote, making it easy. Not going back to tactics of thugs. Even Republicans know that it's purely a tactic to get more votes on their side. They've been caught on record as saying as much. They realize their policies are shit which is why they have to turn to this petty nonsense.

RE: Translation
By Reclaimer77 on 7/18/2012 8:19:42 PM , Rating: 1
Are you telling me there is some huge swath of legitimate voters out there that somehow DON'T have a photo ID? Give me a break! You can't do ANYTHING in this country without one! Why should you vote? And disenfranchised? When Democrats say they, they mean "boo hoo, you don't want illegals to vote you meanies!"

Even Republicans know that it's purely a tactic to get more votes on their side.

???? If Republicans are "discouraging voters" by expecting you to be a legitimate citizen, how would that get them MORE votes again?

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By Nfarce on 7/18/12, Rating: 0
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