Facebook Is Taking the ‘I’m a Voter’ Button Global
Most voting booths in the U.S. will give you a little sticker upon completing your task. During the 2010 mid-term elections, Facebook came up with the digital equivalent: Its ‘I’m a Voter’ button let people tell their friends they voted. During the U.S. presidential election in 2012, 9 million people used it, enough that Facebook brought it out again during the recent Indian parliamentary election. Four million Indian citizens pressed the button to showcase their vote that saw Narendra Modi appointed as India’s prime minister.
Buoyed by the feature’s popularity, Facebook announced its plans to roll ‘I’m a Voter’ out globally. It will appear for the elections held in Colombia and for the European Parliament, both next week, as well as major elections in South Korea, Scotland, Sweden, New Zealand, Brazil, and Indonesia later this year. Scottish voters will have two chances to display their zeal for political participation, as they’ll vote for a referendum on Scottish independence as well as the European Parliament. Read more…
Original: Social Media