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Voter registration Facebook app released


By Nevada News Bureau Staff

CARSON CITY — As one of only 10 states that offer online voter registration, Nevada is now the second state in the nation to provide a voter registration Facebook application for its residents.

The app is available on the Secretary of State’s fan page at www.facebook.com/NVSOS, or directly at apps.facebook.com/nvsosnova.

The Secretary of State’s IT Division created the secure and convenient application with the intent of capturing unregistered voters on the world’s largest social network. The app provides one-click access to the online voter registration system without the user ever leaving Facebook. The Elections Division estimates that approximately 680,000 eligible Nevadans are unregistered to vote.

“By making voter registration accessible on a network that reaches nearly one billion people, my office hopes to capture a segment of the population that is Internet-savvy but hasn’t registered to vote yet,” said Secretary of State Ross Miller. “Through shares and ‘likes,’ users can reach out to their friends and family to utilize the online voter registration application so they have a voice in the November 6 general election.”

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