facebook-launches-nationwide-poll-worker-recruitment-effort

By Eli Walsh | Bay City News Foundation

Facebook is launching a poll worker recruitment drive in all 50 states this weekend to ensure that polling places during the November election can operate smoothly.

All U.S. Facebook users over age 18 will receive a notification on Saturday prompting them to learn more about becoming a poll worker in their state.

The company will also offer free advertising credits to state election agencies as they recruit poll workers and a centralized voter information center on both Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook has pledged to help some 4 million people register to vote before the Nov. 3 general election and take steps to curb misinformation about the election and mail-in voting.

The company will offer paid time off to employees who serve as poll workers during the election, as well.

Facebook’s voter information center can be found at facebook.com/votinginfocenter.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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