While some states are getting flack for implementing tougher voter-registration laws (Florida and Pennsylvania, we're looking your way), Washington (state) is getting press for making it easier to register to vote.
Now, residents of the evergreen state can signup for their civic responsibility through their Facebook account.
That's right, people are now able to fill out their voter-registration information in-between checking out pictures of their exes and playing Farmville.
The app, called MyVote, which was developed with Microsoft, uses the info from the user's profile and then requires the person to verify their identity with either their state driver's license or state ID card number.
It's the latest in a series of efforts by the state to make it easier for residents to take part in elections and to boost voter participation. All elections are held via mail and Washington voters can already register online through the state's website.
Of course, some critics have expressed concerns about people giving out even more personal information via Facebook -- however, state officials have assured the public that the social networking site is just acting as a middleman).
We're all about it!
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