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Want to be Able to Register to Vote on Facebook?

Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson is looking to learn about offering paperless voter registration—and be able to do it Facebook, too.

Want to be Able to Register to Vote on Facebook? Want to be Able to Register to Vote on Facebook?

Looking to increase and save money on voter registration, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson called for a hearing to assess the feasibility of paperless voter registration—and using Facebook to register online.

During Wednesday's meeting, District 7's councilor spoke about the state of Washington offering the ability to register to vote online through Facebook by using a program engineered by Facebook and Microsoft.

Jackson, who represents a bit of Egleston Square, said research has show that voting online costs three cents while voting on paper costs eight cents. 

New York City is offering online voting registration, as well, said Jackson. 

"Both Facebook and Microsoft have offices here—let's get them in and see how we can continue to expedite this process," said Jackson.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Government Operations for a future hearing.

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