Facebook to run the voter registration drive in India

Q.  Which social media site is partnering the ECI to run a voter registration drive in the upcoming state elections?
- Published on 07 Oct 16

a. Facebook
b. Twitter
c. LinkedIn
d. Pinterest

ANSWER: Facebook
Facebook to run the voter registration drive in IndiaSocial media site Facebook is collaborating with the Election Commission of India in 5 states going to polls next year to run a voter registration drive to encourage youth to participate in the democratic process.
  • FB is partnering ECI and office of Chief Electoral Officers in UP, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand
  • Close to 155 million Indians are on FB
  • The register to vote button is designed to encourage citizens to exercise their votes in the coming elections
  • From Oct 6 to 9, FB users in Goa, Punjab, UP, Manipur and Uttarakhand who are 18 or above will receive a News Feed reminder to register for the vote
  • Clicking on the register now button will direct people to the National Voters’ Services Portal which in turn will guide them towards the registration process
  • Feature will be available at the following dates:
  • Oct 6: Punjab
  • Oct 7: Manipur
  • Oct 8: UP and Uttarakhand
  • Oct 9: Goa
  • The page will disseminate election related information and develop a live interaction platform in the near future

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