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Facebook helps register over 2 million people to vote

Facebook helps register over 2 million people to vote
Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 09:26:25-04

Facebook released an announcement saying that they have helped register over 2 million people to vote.

In the release, the social media company said they estimate they've helped register 2.5 million people across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

"With six weeks until Election Day and registration deadlines fast approaching in many states, this week we’re putting the full force of our platform behind this campaign to empower every eligible voter to make their voice heard in this election," Facebook said in the release.

News of this comes 43 days ahead of the presidential election, and one day before National Voter Registration Day.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, Sept. 24: Early voting begins, absentee ballots begin being mailed
Monday, Oct. 19: Online, postmarked-by voter registration deadline
Tuesday, Oct. 20 through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3: In-person registration allowed with local clerk
Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail
Monday, Nov. 2: Absentee/mail-in postmarked-by deadline
Tuesday, Nov. 3: In-person voting