As Election Day looms, social media sites urge users to vote

Newspaper editorial boards endorse political candidates. Social media execs push voters to exercise their rights. Here’s how some top tech companies are aiming to boost poll numbers

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Some of the biggest names in social media are getting creative for Election Day 2016.

To herald tomorrow’s voting Nov. 8 deadline, brand managers at Facebook, Periscope (Twitter’s video platform) and Snapchat are offering tools to encourage election-related conversation and action.

Here’s what some crafty execs have drummed up to make sure people get out and vote:

Facebook transforms into election information hub

Have you noticed a variety of election-themed banners floating atop your timeline these past few weeks?

Facebook’s brand managers have hard-coded prompts including “Do you know where to vote?” and “Have you registered to vote?” to “make sure [users] are ready to go on Election Day.”

TechCrunch reports:

Facebook has been working to get users registered to vote and informed about their ballot throughout this election season.

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