State of Wash. to unveil voter registration on Facebook

4:21 PM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Facebook users in Washington state will have something else to brag about to their online friends: that they registered to vote on Facebook.

The secretary of state's office said Tuesday it will have an application on its Facebook page that allows residents to register to vote and then "like" the application and recommend it to their friends. It's expected to launch as early as next week.

The state, Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have been collaborating on the project since last fall.

Once it's live, Facebook users will need to agree to let Facebook access their information, which will be used to prefill their name and date of birth in the voter registration form. Users will still need to provide a driver's license or state ID number to continue.

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