The social media giant Facebook will give additional paid time off to employees who volunteer as poll workers during the election, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday.

The move is part of a wider push by the Menlo Park, Calif., social-media platform to recruit poll workers above age 18 across the U.S., including its users on Facebook.

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“We’re less than two months away from the US elections, and we are seeing a massive shortage of poll workers to staff voting stations,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post. “It is estimated that almost half a million poll workers will be needed this year — especially due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.”

“To do this, we will show a message at the top of News Feed to people in the U.S. over the age of 18,” he added.

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