CHICAGO (CBS)– Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and social media sites are providing the resources you need to prepare for Election Day.
Facebook launched the Voter Information Center this week to help ensure your vote is counted. Through the information center, you can check your registration or register to vote.READ MORE: Recreational Marijuana Sales In Illinois On Pace To More Than Double 2020 Total Of $670 Million
Introducing the largest voting information campaign in US history. Everything you need to know about voting in one simple place. For official information from election experts and authorities, visit https://t.co/7aUSFllpTy pic.twitter.com/YtDO3KN6DQ
— Facebook (@Facebook) September 21, 2020
The deadline to register online to vote in Illinois is Oct. 18. Facebook’s information center lists deadlines for voting by mail and requesting mail-in ballots.
Facebook is also providing links to election worker opportunities for anyone interested in getting involved.
Twitter is using #VoteReady to provide voter registration information. The account @TwitterGov is asking users to tweet #VoteReady after registering to vote.READ MORE: One Dead, Two Injured In Fiery Crash On I-88 In Naperville
Your #NationalVoterRegistrationDay checklist:
✅ Tap the image below
✅ Get registered to vote
✅ Tweet once you're done with #VoteReady
— TwitterGov (@TwitterGov) September 18, 2020
Instagram will also utilize ads and stories to provide voting information on your feed.MORE NEWS: Suspected Gang Leader Jason Brown, Already Accused Of Supporting ISIS, Now Faces Additional Drug, Gun Charges
By clicking on Google’s new election-themed logo, you can find voting registration information as well. Election and voter deadlines are listed.