Election Commission partners with Facebook to encourage voter registration
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has collaborated with social networking giant Facebook to register young voters in 5 states, which are going to polls in 2017.
These five states are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakh.The purpose first-of-its-kind voter registration drive is to encourage youth to participate in the democratic exercise.
- The services of Facebook will be used to link all the eligible voters who are 18 years and above to the National Voters Services Portal (NVSP).
- Facebook users from these five states will receive a reminder in their Facebook account’s News Feed sector to register to vote.
- By clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button, people will be directed to the NVSP which will guide them through the registration process. Facebook has 148 million monthly active users in India.
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