OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington's Secretary of State has found a new way to use MySpace. It seems every election we talk about getting young people out to vote, and the Sam Reed may be onto something this time.
If you visit his official web site, you'll find graphics that you can put on your MySpace page. They encourage people to vote, by letting you add the graphics to your comments on other people's pages, and you can send out voting reminders to your friends.
Secretary Reed says because MySpace is the third largest web site in the world, it became obvious to him and his staff that it could be used to reach potential voters.
Reed says, "A study that was produced last year indicated that the best way to get young people to vote is to have other young people contact them. We view this as a potentially very effective way to reach out to young folks."
Reed says the average age of a person using MySpace is thirty-something, so he's hoping to reach that crowd as well. The primary is set for August 21st.