Facebook Voter Registration By Washington State Will Become Commonplace

On Tuesday, the state of Washington made a historic step to blend social media technology with a social activity (if not duty) that has been popular for centuries--voting. Washingtonians will be able to register to vote via Facebook. The actual mechanics of this process do not differ much from current online voter registration in Washington. However, the integration of social media and voter registration is a innovative move that will increase democratic participation.