Social media giant, Facebook Inc. has rolled out application botton on facebook platform to recruit poll workers across the United States ahead of the country’s 2020 election.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg disclosed this on Friday. He said that the recruitment will help abate the shortages of poll workers which are needed in larger number for the online voting comming in less than two months.
Facebook had in July lunched a voters’ register bottom on the platform to enable voters register and vote online due to Covid-19 pandemic that will make it difficult for electorates to vote physically.
According to Zuckerberg, the recruitment drive is part of Facebook’s larger voting information campaign, with the goal to help 4 million people register and vote.
To this end, facebook will show a message at the top of News Feed to people in the US over the age of 18 and also offered free ad credits to every state election authority so they can recruit poll workers across the platforms.
” Voting is voice, and in a democracy, it’s the ultimate way we hold our leaders accountable and make sure the country is heading in the direction we want,” he said.
To register and become a poll workers, US users are to check out the poll worker section in the Voting Information Center on menu bar on Facebook to complete the process.