Facebook’s vote planner wants to help you understand your ballot



Facebook doesn’t just want to fill your feed with political articles and political rants. On Friday, the social network added a feature that explains what’s on your ballot and where the candidates stand.

The feature, available on desktop and mobile here, shows the candidates for the national and state elections. Users can opt to see their local candidates if they enter into their address into the app. 

Each candidate has a summary page on where they stand on the issues – provided by the campaigns themselves. 

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For example, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Facebook page has a card on the economy that reads, “I’ll provide tax relief to working families, raise the minimum wage and ensure the wealthiest pay their fair share.” Read more…

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