Voting is big news. It helps determine who will lead a country, a city or a town. The person who will make positive changes to make a community or a nation better than it already is. Voting is about to be easier, as Washington State have announced that they are going to allow voting via Facebook.
According to an article posted on Ars Technica, the state plan to allow everybody to chose their soon to be leaders via the Social Networking site.
Could this open up a new trend, where other states, and eventually countries agree that this is the way to go? The younger generation in the UK don’t feel too inclined to vote, mostly because politics is not really explained to us here at any major point unless we study it directly and never tune out of BBC Parliament on the TV which a very rare few of us will watch, let’s face it.
According to other parts of the news, other states have also jumped on the bandwagon already, showing that this is infact a growing trend:
Utah, California, counties in Nevada, Connecticut, Indiana and others, up to a total of 12 states are getting involved so far, with this set to grow. The question now is whether it will leave the US and be available in other countries too.
The voting will be made possible via an App that you will be able to download from next week, if not sooner. The App will be called MyVote.
Shane Hamlin who is the Co-Director of elections noted the following:
“It saves the county $0.50 to $2 per registration and saves the state $0.25 per registration, as of 2009,” he noted. “If this works as we expect, Facebook and Microsoft will be more than happy to work with any other state that has online registration.”
This is great news, as voting happens in massively large numbers, so the money being saved will be extravagant.