Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s a presidential election coming up Nov. 6. And Internet freedom advocacy group Fight for the Future launched a Facebook application aimed at making sure people get to the polls.
In Washington state, you can register to vote through Facebook. Now city leaders in Boston are considering allowing residents to do the same, via MyVote — an application built by Microsoft, with input from Facebook employees.
Rock the Vote teamed up with social media promotions startup PromoJam on a digital campaign leading up to the 2012 presidential election Nov. 6, in which various tactics will be used to reach Rock the Vote’s target of registering 1.5 million voters between the ages of 18 and 29, including the ever-present Facebook like button.
Ireland is the only country that will hold a public vote on the European Fiscal Treaty referendum, set for May 31, and the Ireland Referendum Commission is using Facebook to help ensure that voters are properly registered.