Facebook Stories Shows Real Time Voting Across the Nation

Facebook Stories Shows Real Time Voting Across the Nation

Gregory Han
Nov 6, 2012

We hope you join us today and cast your local and national votes (perhaps you've already submitted ahead of time by mail). And afterward you can watch a realtime report gathered by Facebook showing the anonymized and aggregated numbers of voting activity via the social media giant. At this time, women on Facebook are outvoting men nearly 2 to 1, with 32% reporting have had cast their votes...

This map is a representation of people on Facebook who clicked an Election Day prompt to share with their friends that they're voting in the 2012 US election. The information displayed on Facebook Stories has been anonymized and aggregated.

The map displays bursts of activity as people share that they're voting. The size of each burst matches the number of people voting in that region right now. The histogram shows a record of activity over time, with an additional breakdown by gender and age.

Watch the America Votes 2012 Map here

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