Facebook To Help Understand Vote Ballot in the US

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In a latest development, Facebook has added a feature that explains what’s on your ballot and where the candidates stand.
The feature, available on desktop and mobile shows the candidates for the national and state elections. Users can opt to see their local candidates if they enter into their address into the app.
Each candidate has a summary page on where they stand on the issues, provided by the campaigns themselves.
Facebook users can also choose to endorse a candidate, which can be shared to friends or set privately. Candidates can choose to publicly display those names on their Facebook pages.
Additionally, the new feature shows state propositions, which users can swipe through to see a summary and other information provided by the nonpartisan Center for Technology and Civic Life.
The social networking site is the only one with this type of feature. By typing ballot or what’s on my ballot into Google, a search bar will pop up. Enter your address, and you will see the list of candidates, as well.
On Facebook, at the end of going through each section, you can choose to save your plan and print your results on paper to bring with you. Each selection can be shared to a friend as a post on your timeline or set to private.
The company said, that this is just the latest in a series of steps Facebook has taken to play a role in the 2016 election. Facebook helped more than 2 million people register to vote through a campaign on the app, The company also said it will remind people to vote on election day.

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