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A child peeks out of the voting booth while his mother votes on March 20, 2012 at polling station in Metamora, Illinois. - 

If you live in Washington State, you already can register to vote online.  But very soon, voters can open their Facebook page, click on the MYVOTE app, and start the process. 

Fear not, privacy advocates. Shane Hamlin, co-director of elections for Washington state says Facebook doesn't have access to your social security number or your driver's license number. Hamlin explains that Facebook is the tool that connects voters to the State Elections page; Facebook never receives the data.

Listen to the interview with Hamlin above.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal