Goes Social to Increase Voter Registration

January 19, 2016   Posted by: Sarah Crane, Director USAGov

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One of the most important rights of American citizens is the right to vote.This is why we were excited to launch in September 2015, and why we are continuing our efforts to make it simple for Americans to register to vote. Thousands of sites link to as the official source of government information and services. Beginning this week, Facebook is reminding its users of state voter registration deadlines and linking prominently to to help users complete the registration process. Users can also share their registration status with friends and family, which can be a powerful tool in influencing others to register.

We’re thrilled to work with Facebook and other groups to help achieve greater participation in the American elections.  

The mission of is to provide information to potential voters, empowering citizens to take that important step toward registering. Created with the help of the Presidential Innovation Fellows, provides quick access to states that currently accept online registration and the National Voter Registration Form (PDF).

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