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Nevada adds voter registration by Facebook

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

You can add one more reason to keep using Facebook.

The Nevada Secretary of State's office announced Thursday residents can register to vote through an application on the social network.

Secretary Ross Miller's office said the secure and convenient application has been setup with capturing unregistered voters on the world's largest social network.

"By making voter registration accessible on a network that reaches nearly one billion people, my office hopes to capture a segment of the population that is Internet-savvy but hasn't registered to vote yet," said Secretary of State Ross Miller. "Through shares and 'likes,' users can reach out to their friends and family to utilize the online voter registration application so they have a voice in the November 6 general election."

About 680,000 eligible Nevadans are unregistered to vote, Miller said.

To register on Facebook, you can go to facebook.com/NVSOS or apps.facebook.com/nvsosnova.

Registrants must be at least 18 years of age and have a Nevada driver's license or state-issued identification card.

Online voter registration is also available at www.registertovotenv.gov.

The Secretary of State's office noted Nevada became just the second state in the nation to employ voter registration by Facebook.

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